The gesture and the tool, the hand and the stone

Fascinated by the stone's magic power and passionate about history since his early childhood, Philippe Giraud has nurtured his passion for medieval art with research work and studies on the art of building.

He has now succeeded in combining both passions into a single activity: stone carver and sculptor.

He has followed a dual training scheme: first of all, compagnonnage (companionship), to learn how to correctly carve stone, this noble material, while taking into account its regional qualities and characteristics; then, the École des Monuments Historiques (Historic Monument School), to practice sculpture in a traditional manner.

Specialising in gothic and medieval art, he now restores our historic monuments' finest sculptures, gives a new life and soul to old mansions and creates his own artwork.

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