mari & femme design and make : fusing, : stainglass, : jewels, : furniture

Welcome in our fusing studio, a place for glass and colors.

Last works

Évènements et salons


mari & femme is a glass design workshop.
Here are our collections made of all works already realized in fusing.
We also suggest you study a custom-made object for yourself.
Finally, we can create the object you have imagined.


Our products are sold in our workshop, on this site (by email or telephone), in e-shops and at retailers.

About us

Designers and manufacturers, the workshop mari & femme is located in FRANCE at Irigny in the Métrolpole of Lyon. It was created in 1996 in the occasion of a stained-glass creation for the parish church of Vaïtapé in Bora-Bora, French Polynesia.

mari & femme

fusing workshop in France, at Irigny near Lyon.

Bernadette Epitalon and her husband Matthieu Chauvin met at the Beaux Arts; they are graduates of the Ecole Régionale des Beaux-Arts of Saint-Etienne and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs of Paris.
Together, they have acquired cross-skills in drawing, engraving, and computer graphics, as well as good knowledge of ceramic and glass kilns; since 1995, they create and manufacture in fusing (fused glass) to the scale of stained glass, furniture, crockery or jewellery and have progressively integrated the industrial techniques of shaping the glass and casting precious metals.
Works after works, they seek, each on their own, an honest, lasting and benevolent expression to bring “a little beauty and sweetness that each of us so desperately needs”.

Bernadette and Matthew’s plastic activities explore engraving, ceramics, painting, video and infographic.
They bring to the projects the creative capacity, the spirit of innovation and a reflection on contemporary art: the stakes of abstraction and figuration. Bernadette and Matthew have worked a lot on figuration and portraiture as an antidote to the intellectualism often austere of contemporary art.
The mari & femme workshop is part of the craft movement, a family in which design is always related to manufacturing. These designers makers produce unique pieces and small series in their workshops with a real concern for quality, seriousness and customer respect.

portrait de Bernadette Epitalon
—> vers le site ATELIER EPITALON.">
“Carpe diem. (Pick the present moment) ”

Bernadette Epitalon


Bernadette Epitalon after a diploma in engraving at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris, went study the fresco in Milan. Since then, she paints with oil protraits, landscapes and still life after nature.
—> to the paintings website.

After several years of glass work in the workshop MARI & FEMME, Bernadette launches the ATELIER EPITALON to market exclusively her jewelry. She has been designing and creating glass rings, loops and pendants for this brand since 2010.
Inspired by nature, jewels are simple, timeless, uncluttered. Delicateness, patient work of shapes and colors are at the origin of her unique creations in noble materials: glass, gold, platinum, silver.
The jewels are all made one by one, manufactured and assembled by hand in her workshop in Irigny in the Lyon region in France. To accompany the success of his rings, Berndadette made an original adjustable ring in solid silver in her design.
—> to the website ATELIER EPITALON.

Matthieu Chauvin


Fils d'architecte et formé dans l'amour du dessin, Matthieu, commence ses études à l'Ecole Régionale des Beaux-Arts de Saint-Etienne et les poursuit à l'Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris dont il est diplômé en 1986 dans la spécialité video cinéma d’animation.
Marié en 1987 avec Bernadette rencontrée aux Beaux-Arts. Ils auront 6 enfants entre 1988 et 2003.
Son activité démarre en video à Paris à l'ouverture de la Grande Halle de la Villette puis dans la pub comme assistant réalisateur. Il devient rapidement réalisateur indépendant et lance en 1992 les films d'archives familiales et réalise, dans le même temps de nombreux films institutionnels.
A partir des années 2010 ils se concentrera sur les documentaire scientifiques.
—> vers le site des films.
En 1995, après la naissance du troisième enfant, la famille quitte Vincennes pour s'installer à Millery près de Lyon. C'est là que démarre l'aventure du verre et du vitrail.
—> Pour en savoir plus :

-> clic here.

Nos Clients

Our customers are companies, architects, resale shops and individuals.

Contact us

something to tell us! An order, a question, a review?
Our fusing workshop is located in the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region, in the Métropole de Lyon, in Irigny.

We are always on appointment.

mailing address : Villa BAGATELLE, 70 rue de Selettes, 69540 IRIGNY - FRANCE -> download a route

By mail