I am a French glass flameworker and live in beautiful Switzerland.
After spending the first 10 years of my professional life as a research scientist, I decided to change courses and go full time into arts, in which I had always been heavily involved, as I needed to find another focus for my life. I have come to glass first through fusing but I quickly turned towards beadmaking and flameworking in general. I have studied with american master flameworkers like Jim Smircich (beads), Leah Fairbanks (beads), Loren Stump (sculptural techniques) and Shane Fero (sculptural and blowing techniques).
In July 2003, I made a trip to Corning, NY, to work on sculptural techniques with Loren Stump. Following that experience, I decided to got to Murano to work with Lucio Bubacco, master in soft glass figurative sculpture and that experience opened new areas for me. More recently, I have had the opportunity to work with Lucio on a more extensive basis and feel very attracted towards the sculptural aspe
Areas of Expertise
I started teaching beadmaking in 2002 and opened my own studio in 2003 in Switzerland, where I both teach and sell my work.
I am fascinated both by the depiction of the human figure and by the expressionist art movement and my latest work is an attempt at bringing both together in my glass. I want to explore the expressivity of the figure and the way it is related to the emotions of the artist as the piece is being created as well as to the emotions it evokes in the viewer. I work exclusively with soft glass, which is a great medium in that respect since it needs to be worked fast, which leads to a more instinctive w