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BIOGRAPHY

   I was an art-lover from an early age, inspired by my step-father who is a passionate Hector Berlioz specialist. I started playing the guitar and quickly fell in love with this intimate and delicate instrument.

   In 1995, I enrolled a five year course at the Newark instrument making school in England. I learnt an incredible amount of techniques and knowledges with the string-instrument luthiers and other instrument makers, in a place where craftsmanship is more important than machines. I learnt to make classical guitars, but also made other instruments like the hammer dulcimer or swedish nyckelharpa.

   In 2000, I started a five year collaboration with the german lakewood guitar workshop. At Lakewood, I was able to test the technical and sound quality of thousands of wood samples. This was the key to my future research and to the development of my own craftsmanship. During this german years, I progressed and shared on a variety of subjects with my good friend, Tobias Berg, who I had met few years earlier at newark. The german guitar maker Michel Brück also passed on some of his skills in french polish which is a subtle, somewhat meditative technique.

   I settled in lorient  in 2006 after a few month in lyon where I presented my instruments at the Guild chamber.

   A number of years collaboration with accousticians will further nuance my approach to sound which become more personal, both using physical, measuring density and wood moovement and aesthetics, with a particular attention paid to the presence of harmonics and a clear sound. I'm also fortunate enough to be able to exchange with Dominique field, a luthier whose work, precision and aesthetics I admire particularly. This advice will be more precious to me.

   Since I settled in Brittany, I had produced 6 to 8 guitars each year, hoping my "creation" will blossom in some musician's expert and sensitive touch.

   I'm fond of the french writer Georges Sand's famous saying "Simplicity is the most difficullt thing to secure in this world; it's the last limit of experience". It describes my philosophy, even beyond the bounds of guitar-making.