Friday, March 16, 2018


Sorry to have left you without news lately, I was in Belgium to give some courses, the proof in pictures :

already tired

photo bombing (no reason for only others to have fun)

And, did you know, the Namur region produces magnificent blue stones, much used in construction. My hosts (thanks again Geneviève & Eugène!) had some in their backyard that they let me bring back with me.

First engraving try, it's not that yet but it's encouraging

to be followed...

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Filigrees, the comeback

Long time I haven't told you about filigrees here, I'm sure you miss it ;-)

A little work in progress, on a cardboard that my wife previously used to make frame patinas.

I left the nib to play with an acrylic marker, here is a short video of a part of the process

and I would like to take this opportunity to announce that I am organizing a workshop dedicated to filigree learning in Paris on July 21 & 22. You can find all the information in the agenda.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018


Once checked, the pattern of interlacing on my last nesting box is not terrible...

this is the construction :

the result (that can be seen carved on the birdhouse) :

and the analysis that proves that it is made of 2 knots !! Shame on me...

For the next one, I'll be working more upstream on the knot pattern.
Or maybe I'll make another kind of decoration.

in any case, don't tell the chickadees, they might refuse to come nest there! ;-)

and if you want to embark on the drawing of knots, 2 places are available for my workshop at Welkenraedt!
Alternatively, you can also play with the automatic knotting tool available in the site resources.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

birhouse encore

One can't spend all his time making nest boxes when there are calligraphy courses to come!
But one can't spend all his time doing calligraphy while the chickadees are looking for places to nest!

So I made a balcony nesting box with a celtic knotwork pattern on the front, in order to match the two constraints.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Saturday, February 10, 2018


Finally finished my models of initials of the Gospel of Lindisfarne!
Here is a small collection, to have the whole thing, you'll have to come to the course in Welkenraedt
: -)

Sunday, February 4, 2018


I continue to explore the Gospel of Lindisfarne and, in addition to the initials, I also reproduce some decorative patterns.

I'm almost done, at least in terms of preparing for the workshop in Welkenraedt.