Gladys Liez discovered brassware during an internship in the workshop of Frédéric Barnley, an art craftsman, professor at the Ecole nationale supérieure des arts appliqués Olivier de Serre and student of Serge Mouille. She then decided to retrain and became his pupil for two years, learning metal stamping and modelling at his side. She completed her apprenticeship with a course offered by the Institut national des métiers d'art (INMA). She re-edits and shapes lighting fixtures by the famous French designer and copperware maker Serge Mouille, and also puts her skills to work for the Chéret company, which specializes in liturgical art.
When fusion occurs, matter comes to life.
Gladys Liez was soon commissioned by Chéret, a company specializing in liturgical art, to produce baptismal basins and night-lights. She then went on to work on re-editions of lighting fixtures by Serge Mouille, another renowned coppersmith. Today, in her workshop, she develops her own creations; works with sober lines in brass, steel, copper or aluminum. Once the piece has been shaped, Gladys Liez plays with material effects, imprinting the surface with a texture, an engraving inspired by nature.
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