Gérald Vatrin

Glass Sculptor

Gérald Vatrin is one of the best European master artisans dedicated to glass sculpture and glassblowing. Glass is his main means of expressing himself. He enhances it through engravings, pigments and effects of transparency. His vibrant and delicate work, inspired by shapes in nature and his travels, is 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 hand shaped glass which is then carved and sometimes 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 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.

maison parisienne is pleased to announce that Gérald Vatrin has been selected by the MAD-Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris to participate in the exhibition “Un Printemps Incertain” from November 18, 2020 to May 11, 2021. His artwork Emme Ya will be exhibited in the permanent collections of the museum as part of this art show, designed as a retrospective of the very uncertain spring that artists and creators lived in early 2020.

The same year, the MAD-Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris acquired one of his piece, entitled Trait d’Union.