Leblond, glass blower and stained glass artist
While studying Art History in 2000 I discovered the trade of
glass-blowing and went on to do an apprenticeship at the
CERFAV (the European Centre for Research and Training in Glass
Work) in Lorraine. After obtaining my diploma in glass-blowing
and stained-glass work, I worked in several studios mainly
doing restoration work for historic monuments.
I opened a studio called Vitraux et Co. in Andernos on the
Bassin d'Arcachon in 2010 and came back to work at home in
Bergerac in early 2014.
As well as doing heritage restoration I also make
stained-glass windows for private clients.
Using traditional techniques I also try to push stained glass
into other less traditional forms in more every-day items such
as a range of jewellery and decorative objects.
I like to be guided by my imagination, mixing materials and
transforming objects. Melting bottles, bending glasses,
enclosing bubbles or bits of metal; each piece is a game.
Anything is possible with the centuries-old art of