LANGUEDOC-ROUSSILLON – 39 years old
Student of Maître d’Art (Master of Art) Roland Daraspe from 2003 to 2006; Wilfrid Jolly created his first workshop in Léognan (Southwest of France, department 33). As of 2007, and thanks to his expanding client network, he acquired a more spacious workshop in 2017 in Grazac (Auvergne-Rhône-Alps region of France).
Hailing from an applied arts background, over 10 years, Wilfrid developed his own creations with an intrinsic (biomorphic) repertoire. As of four years ago, he has gravitated toward tailor-made creations for individuals and professionals. Blending of materials characterizes his creative approach.
Multidisciplinary, he seeks to develop his projects in pairs (or more) in order to share savoir-faire and make modern works of art. And he always brings his research into coloring non-ferrous metals (with cold or hot slides).
His atelier no longer responding to the norm, he put transmission on hold, but nevertheless has at heart to transmit his passion for his trade, so it continues to exist. Once the workshop is finished, an apprentice will soon join him.
His priority is the construction of his workshop: He just acquired an ancient wine storehouse (agricultural building) in which he will finish his workshop and his lodgings. Today, Wilfrid has well advanced his workshops’s construction and his work. His important financial needs are linked to the organization and security of the venue (ventilation/mechanical suction system). Wilfrid also wishes to improve his skills and actively researches metal-coloring trainings and seminars.
Fondation Rémy Cointreau is helping Wilfrid acquire two machines: the first is a high-powered vacuum that enables him to breathe in less harmful dust; the second: the latest full-TIG welding station to solder metal.