Francis LefèvreArtisan Glass Blower
credit photo: Julien Cousin
Born in 1970 in the department of Eure, I am a very passionate Artisan glass blower. A former student of the Dorian Science and Technology School (Paris), I learnt the job of glass blowing with a blowtorch in the field of laboratory glassware. (Graduate of the patent of technician option glassware science).
Science is my other great passion, I undertake scientific studies in Physics, Chemistry and Astrophysics at the observatory of Paris / Meudon. I do not differentiate between being an artist and being a scientist, both are creative, imaginative.
Beginning of my journey
I am perfecting myself with master glassmakers, being in particular the collaborator of one of the best workmen in France as well as with master glass-makers on the island of Murano: “Years of practice, patience and rigor, Will bring an ease in this discipline “.
It is a difficult, very technical job, which requires not only rigorous training, but also a long and demanding learning to acquire sufficient dexterity.
Humility is assuredly the greatest virtue for a master glass-maker. I work with Borosilicate glass, soda-lime and crystal. The artist in the image of the scientist is a researcher of ideas, an discoverer of the absolute, an inventor of expression, emotion. In different forms, art and science participate in a quest for the beauty of an aesthetic in a world we are given to understand.
Half-artiste half-scientist, I absolutely want this duality, at once aesthetic, rational and emotional, this double language is equally rich in discoveries. Glass is for me a means of expression used to explore another world that is not falsifiable because it comes from inner experience.