Online filigree courses

i ‘m doing a small series of filigree letters again, a little bigger than usual and with some gilded dots.

This is the occasion to announce 2 online courses on filigree.

The first one, in English, will take place on September 25 and 26, it is the first course of the series.

The second one, in French, will take place on October 9 and 10, 2021, it is called filigree 2 but can be taken without having done the first one, they are 2 courses of the same level.

You will find more information and links for registration on this page.

And I leave you with my last creations, have a nice sunday 🙂


New version of the periodic table of elements. After a reinterpretation of the first version of the Mendeleïev table, this time I used a classification of the elements by energy of first ionization.

The abscissa of the graph is the atomic number (Z) and the ordinate the energy in electronvolt (eV).

Some elements are indicated by their symbol written on an embossed square, the others by a simple golden square with the atomic number in Roman numerals.

For the decoration, I used my small arched filigrees and a copy of the traces left by the disintegration of particles in the CERN collider.


Finally, I added some equations used in the field of ionization.

and here is the final result

I as in filigree

I’m back to my obsession and present you with the latest one, a Payne grey initial I with a Prussian blue filigree and a few gold dots on the leaf.

And I’d like to take this opportunity to tell you that there are still a few places left for the Filigree 2 course in English on April 10th and 11th.

The letter is 3 centimetres high, a little bit more than my usual small initials.

December 25

 The Christmas holidays are approaching and you may not know what to offer your loved ones in these troubled times.

I propose you filigreed letters and monograms.

The materials (inks, paints, gilding, papers) are used according to your requests.

Prices range from 20 to 200€ (excluding shipping costs) depending on the size and complexity requested.

For any order, you can contact me by mail or by phone from the contact information displayed on this page.

some recent examples with a quartet of Payne grey lettering 2 cm high

and then a lighter blue for a D of the same size

walnut ink, always at 2 cm

And a large monogram (letters of 4cm and filigree of 10) with gilding. 

Hello !!

 It’s been far too long since I’ve posted anything. Various contingencies have kept me away from my computer.

For my return, I am sharing a monogram that I made a few weeks ago but that I didn’t want to show until it had arrived in Australia, at its addressee’s home. It’s done and so here is Linda’s monogram, LCK, hand-made linen paper, gold leaf and, as far as colours are concerned, a mixture of Payne grey, Prussian blue and cobalt blue.

The circle of filigrees is about 8 centimetres in diameter.

Day’s dream

 A work for four hands and above all for two brains. My wife offered me this fragment of Zola’s Germinal. And we both worked on the composition, the writing, the colours.

Then, of course, once I had finished scribbling on the paper, she did the framing.

I am very happy with the result.

The writing is a 16th century humanistic, and I am happy to have gone back to an older type of decoration, the tiled background for the strip on the side.

Different dilutions of Payne’s grey and leaf gilding to bring the light.