After training as a chemist, I had one odd job after another
while I was looking for a position in my field. During my
studies, I had a few practice sessions during which we made
laboratory glassware with a torch. But at the time, I dreamed,
above all, to join the scientific police
Finally, having failed the Scientific Technical Police (PTS )
competition and not having found a job in a laboratory, I took
a training course in glasswork with a torch from Camille
Tauzia at the ADAC in Paris for two years. With her, I learned
to work spun glass and blown glass, as well as to manufacture
glass beads. Subsequently, I took a training course at GK
Techniques in thermoforming and fusing.
I created my small business in 2004 and, after my move from
the Seine-et-Marne to the Dordogne during the summer of 2011,
I opened a boutique for creators in Beaumont, in which I
showed my work and that of other artisans and artists.
I created the decorative object (lamps, statuettes,
sculptures, ... ) as well as utilitarian ones (crockery,
jewellery, vases, ... ) using four different techniques and
sometimes mixing them: spun glass and blown glass with the
torch, and thermoformed glass merged in the kiln. I primarily
use the borosilicate glass and Murano with the torch.
Sometimes I also paint the glass to make pictures or to
embellish a piece.
For someone clumsy like me, glass is the last material of
which you would think! I like to work the hot glass, see it
bend, stretch it and give it a very different form from the
sticks and tubes with which I work. I work by following my
heart on a theme (women's bodies, nature, ... ) or on a colour.
I try to play with light, with raised designs, extraordinary
colours that exist and are sometimes impossible to reproduce.
I use everything that comes to hand to work the material (pliers,
saucepan, knife, ... ), and I love to divert objects to "dress
them in glass" and make them something else completely.
Internship of glass spun to the blowtorch: 20€ the hour
Demonstrations on appointment
Artist in glass using a torch
Studio (by appointment):
37 avenue de la Gare
24 520 Mouleydier
Tel : +33 (0)9 82 36 26 62 or +33 (0)6 67 91 40 39