Master Artisans of the Grands Ateliers de France
Jean Bergeron and Catherine Laulhère
The Grands Ateliers de France is an elite association devoted to promoting excellence in craftsmanship. Founded in 1993, it now brings together 68 artisans and ateliers, representing more than 90 different craft disciplines. Specially selected by their peers, its members share a passion for the arts, a supreme attention to detail and a desire to preserve France’s cultural heritage for future generations. These accomplished men and women are acknowledged to have mastered all aspects of their chosen field, producing one-of-a-kind works or limited editions of the very highest quality. Conservation and restoration are mainstays of their careers, but so are creation and innovation. This book introduces their diverse array of talents and captures them at work in their studios and workshops.