The workshop’s philosophy:

1 / Manufacturing methodology:

The creation of custom-made objects is always a unique and enriching experience. It is the exchange between the know-how of the master craftsman and the customer’s expectations that gives rise to a unique project. We make it a point of honor to provide quality and rigorous work while maintaining a dialogue with our customers. The manufacturing process can be very complex depending on the objects and their constraints. This is why each customer benefits from personalized guidance favoring dialogue and allowing the active participation of the customer in the creation of his/her project.

We establish the technical and esthetic constraints of your project, refine your expectations and define the budget in full transparency directly with you! Whether it is an original (unique piece) production or small & medium series, we will adapt our production mode to you.

We are aware of our ecological impact and make a point of honor to use FSC and PEFC certified wood in all our projects, and favor local subcontractors & suppliers.

2/ Non-professional & professional training methodology:

The non-professional / professional training provided in our workshop is organized around the transmission of know-how and adaptation to the professional project of each candidate. Drawing, modeling and sculpture will be adapted to each apprentice and linked to their professional and/or personal project in order to respond and prepare them for the realities of the profession. We set up a skills acquisition follow-up allowing the candidate to evaluate his or her progress throughout the training. You will find more information on “Professional training methods“.

3/ Leisure training methodology:

The leisure training aims to introduce participants to woodworking in all its forms, in a casual and friendly environment. Each training module allows the production of objects encouraging the integration of technical and theoretical skills. However, the modules are designed as part of a continuous training process with skill acquisition follow-ups, to guide the participant in his/her training path. Leisure training courses are designed to allow the participant to be an actor of his/her training. You will find more information on the courses offered in the “Training Catalog“.

4/ Restoration philosophy:

Any intervention on a cultural property, whatever it is, is an act grave that present a risk for the understanding and survival of the art object. Whether this intervention is visible or not, it has repercussions on the characteristics of the object. Thus, restoration objectives must be clearly defined before any intervention. Then, the owner and conservator must carry out in-depth reflections about the achievement of these objectives while respecting the fundamental principles of the business ethics of art restoration.

Objectives to reach:

– Ensure the sustainability of the object.
– Allow the integrity of the art object by making again understandable the meaning of the art object, that was partially or totally lost due to successive alterations over time.
– Respect the Aesthetic and cultural integrity of the art object.
– Allow the accessibility through consultations or exhibitions.

3 Fundamental principles:

  1. The physical and chemical stability of the materials used in the restoration.
  2. The Reversibility: It should be possible to remove any intervention on the art object and to return to the original state without risk.
  3. The visibility of interventions: Any modification of the original state of the art object must be discernible, without interfering with its legibility or misleading on its real state.