Wednesday, December 28, 2022

End of the blog

 We are coming to the end of the year and it will also be the end of this blog.
I don't stop for that but it won't happen here anymore.

I'm in the process of redoing my website elsewhere and soon the content of this blog will be available on the new site but, in the meantime, if you want to continue to have news from me, you'll have to go to from now on

See you there :-)

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Filigrees, some news

 I've recently created new versals with filigrees, here is one of them :

They all are (or almost) available in my online store :

And next year (that is to say very very soon), I will teach filigrees online again.

Filigrees, a manuscript approach is a 4 hours course (2×2 hours) where I will talk about different filigree patterns from several manuscripts.

The course (in English) will take place on January 14 and 15, from 6 to 8 PM, French time.

It will be taught via zoom and the recording will be available for one month after the live.

The cost of the course is 60€.

You can register by clicking on this link.

Friday, December 16, 2022

A pebble

To change my mind a bit, I just made a small gilded versal on a pebble.

The patterns are inspired by those found in a 12th century manuscript and I will teach the construction of this kind of initials (but not on a pebble) in March 2023 in an online course in English that will be broadcasted by the gentle penman

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Romanesque initials

 I am making progress on my materials for the course on 12th century initials and filigrees that will take place next April.

But, of course, nothing beats creating to put into practice the elements found in the manuscripts. So here is a small piece of a work in progress.

Yes, it's green (sometimes you have to get out of your comfort zone), soon a complete view of this composition and, in the meantime, you can already register for the course at the Arche de Saint-Antoine.

Thursday, October 27, 2022

online filigree course

 Last chance to follow the first course on filigrees, it will be this weekend, it will be online, everything you want to know about it (schedule, registration,...) is to be found here.

We will study the unavoidable golf clubs along with some other patterns.

Friday, October 14, 2022


 I am very happy to have been asked by IAMPETH for the second year in a row to participate to IAMPETH Virtual, a set of 12 one-hour demos, online and in English with 12 professionals from all over the world.

I'll be talking (again) about filigrees but this time about a rather special pattern, spirals!!!

If you want more information, or if you want to register for one of the demos (registration possible from November 1st), just follow this link.

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Filigrees, the origins

 It looks like a movie title, the umpteenth of a too long series when the writers have lost all inspiration and the producers are pressing for a last opus in order to make the license a little more profitable.

No such mercantile practices here!

I propose you a course :

- in person, because it is time to get back to meeting people in real life

- in Isère (France), in this wonderful little medieval village of Saint-Antoine l'Abbaye, at the Arche community which will provide full board accommodation

- in April 2023 (from 21 to 23) to celebrate Anselm, Abdiesus and George

- in English and French so that everyone can enjoy it

- in pairs because Cecilia Boschi will propose a course of Italian bastarda at the same place and at the same time

We will take advantage of this conjunction to offer you shared moments of demonstrations, conferences, exchanges...

But I haven't told you what I'm going to talk about yet, have I?
Oh well, no.

So the subject will be the initials and filigrees of the 12th century, we are at the end of the Romanesque period, we feel the Gothic coming but we are still far from it, the colors and forms are still rich and varied.

From A to Z


Possibilities to make (almost) modern with medieval!

For more information, you can consult the dedicated page.

Registration is open and can be done on the Arche website.