I graduated from the renowned Parisian arts and craft school École Boulle in 1997 with a DMA (diplôme des métiers d’art) in fine furniture making, marquetry and finishing. This five year program includes 3 years of learning the traditional techniques and 2 years of contemporary design creation and making.
Following graduation, I worked for collectors, antique dealers and institutions as a restorer and French polisher. My passion and training in marquetry led me to specialize in the restoration of veneered and inlaid furniture.
In 2003, I also started working as a fabricator and prototype maker for artists and designers.
In 2006, after 10 years of practice in Paris, I joined W. Patrick Edwards at Antique Refinishers, the leading fine antiques restorer in San Diego. Under the aegis of Patrick, I designed and created pieces in the style of historic masterpieces. I also developed their gilding and parchment departments.
Some of our recent projects include the conservation of chairs by Jacob, a desk by Hache and a Chinese lacquer cabinet by Grendey, as well as 19th century furniture by Francois Linke, Maison Millet and numerous Boulle marquetry pieces.
In 2006 I also accepted a teaching position at the American School of French Marquetry.
This role has encouraged me to develop my own artwork as a contemporary marquetry artist. I have adapted and developed new techniques to renew the art of marquetry. I have also participated in many exhibitions and have won awards including two Best of Show at the International Design in Wood Show.
In 2018, I opened a workshop in Los Angeles, where I am pursuing my activities as a furniture and marquetry conservator, restorer and maker.