Tradition & innovation
The technique of encrustation on moulds, set up by Jean Serre in 1821, has been taken over and improved by his descendants since 7 generations. That technique is yet acknowledged as genuine artistic handicraft. It consists in making moulds from patterns, onto which we get a calcium deposit. The results are dazzling, radiant artworks with rich shimmery surfaces. That family business is the last one in the world who uses Gutta-Percha for the moulding technique. His thinking over that material allows the craftsman to push away the former limits towards the achievement of monumental and technically specific works.