With more than 20 years of glassblowing experience, François Arnaud’s work is inspired by ancient glassmaking techniques. He is also inspired by dance and the movements of the body, and portrays it in his work. “I have always been fascinated with the richness and the complexity of physical, chemical, electrical, mental, and neuronal mechanisms that count to make us move and allow us to evolve in our environment in order to interact with it,” said Arnaud.
Arnaud currently manages his workshop, Atelier PiVerre – Souffleur de verre in France, with public workshops focused around experimental archaeology research. He has taken classes and participated in exhibitions around the world, and has participated in archaeological experimentation on Roman wood-fired furnaces in Germany and Belgium.