Wood turner since 1998, I became a professional in 2006, having trained 2 years with Jean-François Escoulen, under the IRMACC : Regional Institute for Art Crafts and Contemporary Design at Saint-Etienne (42).
Each year, I improved during pro courses, led by internationally renowned turners (J-D Denis, Bonnie Klein, Bin Pho, Jacques Vesery, Eli Avisera, Ray Key, Christian Delhon, Rolly Munro, Neil Scobie, Alain Mailland and Zina Burloiu). Member of the French Association for the Art of Wood Turning (AFTAB), I was part of the organizing team of the World Day of Turning Wood Art in 2000 and 2003, European Meetings in 2006 and the International Congress in 2010. A new member of the Steering Committee for Breville 2012… Member of “Atelier d’Art de France” since 2006.
President of the Association « Désirs des Arts », grouping of Art craftsmen in Saoû. Artistic pieces selected during traveling exhibitions of the AFTAB in 2006, 2008 and 2010. Some of my pieces have been bought by French and American collectors. Turning demonstrations at various events (France, Switzerland, Ireland).
Since 2009, I give evening classes to youth aged 15 to 25 years under the CEFA (Centre of Forest and Agricultural Studies) Montelimar (26). I also offer customized training in my workshop at Saoû (26) and I am part of the pedagogical team of the Escoulen School at Aiguines.
And finally, I work regularly to order, for carpenters, woodworkers, luthiers or individuals…