Etienne Leperlier

Mask shaped bottle in two parts
Molten glass


Born in 1952 Etienne Leperlier, got associated to research (since 1980) led by his brother younger brother, Antoine, on the technique of processing molten glass, a method invented by their grand father, François Emile Decorchemont. His first exhibitions go back to 1982.

Sculptor, drawer, ethnologist, sociologist, creator …
As a multi-faceted man, Etienne Leperlier, proved to be a true artist. Endowed with a scarce real power of invention and strength of achievement, he acts out of his inspiration, facing with an infinite that fascinates him.

Demiurge of the universe of molten glass, Etienne Leperlier reveals to the world the maturity of an art that got created again.

Artist Statement

Being the grand child of Decorchemont he dominates amazingly tints an shades, his works can be distinguished by their effects sometimes they even turn transparent, his works can be distinguished by their diaphanous effects sometimes they even turn transparent by means of handling the thickeness of the glass.

Etienne Leperlier, devoted outstanding passion to light he practices a true game of love and hatred ; now he captures it and imprisoned it, now he offers it a casket for its transparency, a soul to its vibrations. In other situations, fascinated he would build places for demonstrations, appreciating the pleasure of seeing it setting, shining or going down, disappearing or coming back again.

After presenting dish bowls,vases, mortars, the creative inspiration of Etienne focused on sculptures ; fingerprints as he used to call them. Strange, perfect in the forms and research, they bear mysteries and confidences.
Intimity is sometimes so heavy that the artist insert an enigmatic stiff key to his work. But nobody can say that it is some kind of invitation to any plotting, or a means to go deeper in the infinity buried in the room.


Either individual or in group the several exhibitions to pay homage to Etienne Leperlier’s talents, mainly in museums of decorative Arts in Paris, Nantes, Düsseldorf, Lucerne, Brussels, New York, Los Angeles, Strasbourg, Rouen, Lillebonne, Nancy, Geneva, Osaka, Sapporo.

The Museum of Meisenghal, the underlined museum in calmer, the Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art in Japan, the Alma Museum in Geneva, the Museum in severs, the Fine Arts (Musee  des Beaux Arts) Museum of Mulhouse etc … as well as in so many galleries. His works are available in public collections in several European Museums, namely in France and Germany, in Alana Museum in Switzerland at he coring Museum of glass as well as at the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York and in several private collections.