Gérald Vatrin is one of the best European master artisans dedicated to glass sculpture and glassblowing. Glass is his main mean of expressing himself. He enhances it through engravings, pigments and effects of transparency. His vibrant and delicate work is inspired by shapes in nature, his travels, and are imbued with emotions. Each piece of art opens up a world of visual and tactile sensations. His glass sculptures are made with hand blown and shaped glass which is then carved and decorated with tunnels of braided leather.
Gérald Vatrin’s work has been rewarded many times, including with the Médaille d’Etain from the Academic Society for the Arts, Sciences and Humanities in Paris in 2015 and with the Grand Prix from the city of Paris in 2001.
Gérald Vatrin’s works entered into the permanent collections of several museums and prestigious institutions, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Dutch National Glass Museum in Leerdam in the Netherlands and the Glass Museum in Sars-Poterie in France.