« I create flamed maple string instruments, born in the forest 300 meters from my home, to embellish the world with their melodious tunes. »
« Before taking a piece out of the oven, you never know if it is in pieces or not. It involves a certain letting go. - Marie-Prune Reymond Yoshikawa »
« Improving the status of this ancestral craft, developing tourism and the local economy, that’s what motivates me. »
« To talk about conservation, let’s talk about unity, harmony and balance, the value of the past, let’s talk about the importance of colors in architecture, let’s talk about History itself. »
« Carding, spinning on a spinning wheel and weaving on a loom means intertwining memories and knowledge. »
« For me, ceramics are the quintessence that comes from earth, air, water and fire; it is art, history and passion; are the ideas that take shape and materialize molded in clay. »
« Pure shapes and carefully chosen materials: this is how I transform the emotions of life into jewels. »
« Practicing archery, I wanted a bow that had a soul so a handmade bow. This is how I met François Merlin whose studio I took over in 2010. »
« My technical training gave me the basics of know-how, but it was my passion for transforming materials that led me to ironwork. »
« I am particularly proud and happy to have since the beginning of 2015 an apprentice from the first group of workers in Switzerland. »
A craftsman designs, produces, transforms or restores everyday objects, individually or in limited series, which have an aesthetic character and whose production involves essentially manual know-how.
According to our statutes, only Swiss cantons can become members. The Swiss Arts and Crafts Association functions as an intercantonal entity for the benefit of the member cantons. Its action concerns all the linguistic communities and cultures of the country.
Founded in 2016, the Swiss Association of Crafts aims to federate and coordinate the action of the Swiss cantons to preserve crafts in Switzerland, promote them and encourage the development of these crafts practiced by professionals in the arts. of excellence who master, develop and pass on exceptional techniques and know-how.