Son of an architect and educated in the love of drawing, Matthew began his studies at the Ecole Régionale des Beaux-Arts in Saint-Etienne and pursued them at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, where he graduated in 1986 in the specialty of video and animation.
Married in 1987 with Bernadette met at the Beaux-Arts. They will have 6 children between 1988 and 2003.
His activity starts with video in Paris at the opening of the Grande Halle de la Villette then in ads films as assistant director.
He quickly became an independent director and in 1992 starts with the families archives films. He directed, at the same time, many institutional films.
From the years 2010 he focused on scientific documentaries.
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In 1995, after the birth of the third child, the family left Vincennes to settle in Millery near Lyon.
This is where the adventure of glass and stained glass begins.
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At this moment, Matthew’s youngest brother, David, an architecture student, is in cooperation in Polynesia.
The parish church have beeb destroyed by hurrycane and Father Emile, Priest of les Iles sous le vent, asks David to rebuild a cyclone-proof church. David asks Matthew to organize a consultation for the creation of stained glass.
For several years, Bernadette and Matthieu have bought an oven that allows them to make decorations on tiles of ceramics. This made the desire to work the glass by fusing welding together pieces of colored glass. This technique is stammering in the United States where a craft glassware produces glasses for fusing.
The stainglasses of the Church of Bora-Bora are the opportunity to start.
The creation and realization of these windows will be an extraordinary adventure that will develop in the workshop a daring and research culture. Matthew is passionated. For this Bora-Bora windows, the world’s largest fusing pieces will be made.
A building like Bora-Bora is exceptional. The acquired know-how will be available in wall decorations, crockery, furniture, jewellery.
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