Antoine Leperlier

  • Antoine Leperlier, glass artist at Wexler Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.
    Ducee Fossile XXII, 2000
    glass
    13 X 15 X 11 inches

Artist Bio

Lost-wax casting is a tradition in Antoine Leperlier’s family.His grandfather Francois Decorchemont was one of the great glasswork masters from the Art Deco period. From the time he was fifteen, he immersed himself in his grandfather’s studio and studied the multitude of possibilities associated with Pâte-de-verre, or lost-wax casting. His great skill and grasp of glass as a material earned him the title of Living National Treasure by his home country France. Leperlier is a key figure in the realm of contemporary Pâte-de-verre.