Le Printemps de la Sculpture at JAD - March 24 to 26, 2023

Albane Salmon / Atelier Sauvage cabinetmaker
Albane Salmon / Atelier Sauvage, cabinetmaker
Photo by Maxime Perrolle tools wood material
Photo by Maxime Perrolle
Maxime Perrolle
Maxime Perrolle, woodcarver

On the occasion of Printemps de la Sculpture, the Jardin des métiers d'Art et du Design (JAD), invites you to discover its program: visit, mediation and live sculpture. A unique opportunity to discover the skills of sculptors and craftsmen, and their collaborative work with designers.

Visit to the exhibition "Sempervirens", desirable objects for a sustainable world

In the face of environmental urgency, the pieces and research presented in this exhibition express, illustrate and bear witness to the singular role that art craftsmen and designers play today: designing sensitive objects for a sustainable world.

Friday, March 24 to Sunday, March 26 

11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Free admission

"Live sculpture with craftsmen Albane Salmon and Maxime Perrolle

As part of the collaboration between creators from the Jardin des métiers d'Art et du Design, Albane Salmon and Maxime Perrolle invite you to attend a live sculpture performance. From Friday 24th to Sunday 26th, pieces of wood from the Domaine National du Parc de Saint Cloud will be transformed under the hands of the two craftsmen to give life to a sculpture in which the effects of texture will be emphasized, the curves of the wood, the hues of fire and natural pigments revealed.  

Albane Salmon, a cabinetmaker by training, works mainly in solid wood and makes all her creations herself. Her aesthetic is inspired by the observation of nature and phenomena such as erosion and the random wear and tear of materials exposed to time and the elements. Her creations favor instinctive, organic forms, drawn and modeled freehand, imbued with the irregularity of the human eye and gesture. 

Maxime Perrolle is an art woodturner. It was his passion for trees that led him to this profession, for the serenity they exude and the testimony they embody. On a daily basis, he works in close contact with this material, "unwinding the shavings, uncovering the rings, revealing the fragrances, deciphering the stories". By his own admission, this contact with wood is an essential need, a fundamental component of his life!

Friday 24 to Sunday 26 March 

Continuous from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

Free admission

A mediation approach to the work of Albane Salmon and Maxime Perrolle

JAD invites the public to join in a mediation session with Albane Salmon and Maxime Perolle's "work in progress" sculpture. A mediator will offer the public keys to understanding and reading the work.

Saturday March 25 and Sunday March 26

2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Free admission

Find out more about the program at Sèvres, Manufacture et Musée Nationaux.