“To master the color and the transparency in the mass of the glass, many people dreamed about it, few succeeded. Etienne Leperlier gives to the molten glass a new dimension, as much by the size as the creative intensity. (…) In this theater of the material, Etienne Leperlier knows that in every stage there is risk, the slowness of the process adding to the tension. In the end, his sculptures, which we can consider as monumental with regard to the technical complexity, throw themselves on the light as infants eager for their first steps. The artist recognizes his initial project, imagined well before in the opacity of the clay or the polystyrene. Everything takes place in the projection of an ideal. Etienne Leperlier knows that it is necessary to him to wait one month near the oven irreparably closed to see appearing its artistic vocabulary of a gangue of plaster”.
Thierry de Beaumont
Born in Evreux in 1952
At the same time as studying sociology and a degree in ethnology, Etienne Leperlier initiated himself to the technique of pâte de verre with his brother Antoine in the studio of their grandfather François Décorchemont (1881-1971). Born of a family of sculptors, F.Décorchemont develops an original technique of pâte de verre, a synthesis of different artistic disciplines, such as sculpture, bronze, lost wax, ceramics and glass. In 1980, Etienne Leperlier makes the decision to devote himself essentially to this activity.
He died on 2014.
2010 Duffy Galleries Award, Wayne State. 38th Annual International Glass Invitational
1998 Gold prize at the international exhibition of Kanazawa in Japan.
Decorative Arts Museum of Paris. France
Cité de la céramique, Sèvres, France
Unterlinden Museum in Colmar, France
Meisenthal Museum, France
Sars-Poteries Glass Museum, France
Haute-Normandie Region Council, France
Glass museum, Conches en Ouche, France
Conseil Général de l'Eure, France
Leperlier Glass Art Fund, Vendenheim, France
Ariana Museum in Geneva, Switzerland
Kunstsammlungen Der Veste Coburg, Germany
Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New-York. USA
The Detroit Institute of arts, USA
Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York, USA
Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama, USA
Museo Del Vidrio, Monterrey, Mexico
Kurokabe Glass Museum Collection, Nagahama, Japan
Liuligongfang Museum, Shanghai, China
2021 Enfances, collective exhibition, Galerie Capazza, Nançay
2018 Miroir des sentiments, collective exhibition,, Galerie Capazza, Nançay
2017 Musée du Verre de Conches, collective exhibition,, Conches-en-Ouche
2016 Vénus et Vulcain, collective exhibition,, Galerie Capazza, Nançay