Pierre SALAGNAC – Art bronzer



Pierre Salagnac is an art bronzer, a sculptor and an illustrator. He joined Ecole Boulle in Paris (France), at 15 years old, and was graduated in 1998. After being trained by Hervé van der Straeten and the Master of Art art Laurent Chenet, Pierre Salagnac learnt the three specific savoir-faire making his age-old craft up: the bronze structure, the turning and the chiselling.


After his trainings, he has come back to Ecole Boulle to teach bronze art. He has created his studio in 2019, after being a project manager in the Maison Charles studio. One year before, he was co‐driver of The Craft Project association to highlight arts and crafts and to connect craftsmen around France. He supported Métiers Rares founded by Raphaëlle le Baud, with a lot of missions: sourcing, design, 3D conception, prototyping and training.


Pierre Salagnac carves design furniture for various orders. The craftman was also involved in diverse projects with Métier Rares for luxury houses like Ruinard, Chaumet or Cartier.


Research and innovation

Bronze bonsaïs are Pierre Salagnac’s speciality. His way of working is particular: he does not use moulds but directly cuts into brass blocks. His bronze bonzaïs embody the craftsman virtuosity and are a mix of traditional and new techniques. He has a singular and a creative approach to light, and drawing is an essential part of his craft and of his creation processes.


Will to transmit

Pierre Salagnac has begun to teach very early. This mature will has developed his passion for transmission and has made him a Master of Art. Moreover, he teaches apprentices of Maison Charles studio day after day, providing them techniques and confidence.


Fondation Rémy Cointreau has helped Pierre Salagnac in the acquisition of equipment in order to perpetuate his art bronzer activities and to train young people in his new studio.

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