Antoine Leperlier

Born: 1953
Place of Birth: Évreux, France

Originally from Évreux in France, Antoine Leperlier started his apprenticeship in glass in 1968 under the watchful eye of his Grandfather François Décorchemont - a master of the glass technique pâte de verre. Antoine continued to study philosophy and visual arts at the École du Louvre in Paris where he gained a postgraduate diploma in Visual Arts and Art Sciences (1972 - 1981). Followed by a period of his own technical research and intensive archival work on Décorchemont’s papers, he began to exhibit internationally from 1982. He is represented in over thirty major international glass collections, and has won a number of international awards. He was shortlisted for the Bombay Sapphire Prize in 2005 and gained honorary fellowships from Shanghai Institute of Visual Art and Plymouth College of Art in 2014. Antoine lives and works in Conches-en-Ouches, France.

'There is a sort of consanguinity between glass and ceramic materials. I am currently working on combining them, giving extra special consideration to the symbolic dimension of their individual physio-chemical characteristics. Glass is an amorphous structure subject to flow and reversibility, whilst the ceramic material as static and irreversible. The 'fluid' glass has connotations of time passing - a duration that one cannot grasp; whereas the 'fixed' ceramic material relates to a fixed moment or memory. For me it is about tuning in to the clay and the glass - not as a matter, but as materials; because it is in the very process of giving them form that they reveal the meaning they carry. I continue to attempt to bring out these concealed notions of time.' - Antoine Leperlier.

  • Space Of A Moment XVII
    Antoine Leperlier

    Space Of A Moment XVII

    2017
    kiln cast glass with porcelain inclusions
    H:25cm W:12cm D:10cm
    £5,950
    Photograph: William Van Esland
  • Space Of A Moment IX
    Antoine Leperlier

    Space Of A Moment IX

    2017
    kiln cast glass with porcelain inclusions
    H:30cm W:23cm D:8cm
    £14,500
    Photograph: William Van Esland
  • Space Of A Moment IV
    Antoine Leperlier

    Space Of A Moment IV

    2017
    kiln cast glass with porcelain inclusions
    H:24cm W:11.5cm D:11cm
    £5,950
    Photograph: William Van Esland
  • Space Of A Moment III
    Antoine Leperlier

    Space Of A Moment III

    2017
    kiln cast glass with porcelain inclusions
    H:24cm W:11.5cm D:9.5cm
    £5,950
    Photograph: William Van Esland
  • Flesh and Bones IX
    Antoine Leperlier

    Flesh and Bones IX

    2015
    kiln cast glass with pâte de verre included in a second firing
    H:32cm W:31cm D:8cm
    £18,850
    Photograph: William Van Esland
  • Space Of A Moment XIII
    Antoine Leperlier

    Space Of A Moment XIII

    2017
    kiln cast glass with pâte de verre included in a second firing
    H:24cm W:33cm D:8cm
    £16,500
    Photograph: William Van Esland
  • Space Of A Moment XXIV
    Antoine Leperlier

    Space Of A Moment XXIV

    2017
    kiln cast glass with pâte de verre included in a second firing
    H:33cm W:33cm D:9cm
    £18,850
    Photograph: William Van Esland
  • Antoine Leperlier in his studio
    Antoine Leperlier

    Antoine Leperlier in his studio

    2016
    Photograph: Thierry de Beaumont