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LeClair & CIE, has more than 25  years of experience in the design and manufacture of glass objects, thermoformed glass, molded glass, artistic glass and recently a facet of_cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_verre soufflé.  The glass workshop is a fertile environment for artistic creation that allows the creation of unique and distinctive works according to the needs of the clientele. La distinction de LeClair repose sur une connaissance approfondie du verre et de ses possibilités infinies.  

You will find a range of high-end glass products such as; reliquaries, jewelry, enamels on glass, corporate promotional items and tableware.


Drawing on the imagination of modern architecture, industrial history, contemporary art and design, Nathalie LeClair manages to reproduce the line of our time; a simple and pure line, but full of complexity. 

Creation, passion, patience, perseverance, personality, authenticity as well as transparency are reflected in his works...!   The glass artist is in constant search for creations and works on various unique pieces and new collections will soon see the light of day.

"My daily goal is to put color in everything I do. I want to allow something sensitive and striking to permeate the person who encounters my works..." Nathalie LeClair

LeClair & Cie it's more than 25 years of experience in the design and manufacture of objects in verre._cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad'5cf58d_L'atelier-boutique is open to the public to offer unique and distinctive artistic creations  according to customer needs.  La distinction de nos produits repose sur une connaissance approfondie du verre et de_cc781905 -5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_its infinite possibilities.

In a few paragraphs we will take you on a journey through our  « uni…verre » glassmakers and will share with you our passion for this wonderful material is the glass.


Have you ever wondered what would be a world without glass, buildings without windows, cars without windshields, glasses without corrective lenses, computers without screens?


What no longer see clair !


This passion for glass dates back more than 25 years when Nathalie LeClair met Serge Mimeault, craftsman, owner and glazier for more than 35 years, he knows all the facets of glass craft.


dream of glass

Serge founded the Verriers studio in 1979 en  first specialized in general glazing. Then, in 1992, stimulated by a taste for design and by the desire to offer new architectural products and influenced by the works of Guy Loyer,  Serge made a major shift. He built his first oven for thermoforming, then in 2000 we moved to Richelieu. By centralizing in one place the techniques of thermoformed glass, painted glass, shaping, bending, " fusion ", tempered glass, laminated glass and sandblasting, the company thus stands out from the competition and ensures perfect control of its production.


Over the past 15 years we have  traveled across Europe and the United States to improve our skills in thermoforming, enamels and glass spinning.


Then in 2014 we moved to Dunham, on a smaller scale we continue our passion for "  Transforming ordinary glass into an extraordinary project "

Always on the lookout for new ideas and on the lookout for the latest  developments, we rely on our creativity and ingenuity to meet major challenges and to solve almost all glass projects that they submit to us, whether they are in the field of architecture, design or works of art.


A little history ; The art and techniques of kiln work

Glass is one of the materials that has most fascinated man since its discovery.

The discovery of glass can be considered one of the most important events in the history of mankind.   Yes it is surprising to think that an element as common as sand can generate, by fusion, a material which, by solidifying, acquires such a particular aspect.


Glass is distinguished by its unique qualities:

      _cc781905- 5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_     transparence

      _cc781905- 5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_     son éclat

      _cc781905- 5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_     son aptitude a être mis en forme de multiples façons.


At the time of its discovery, glass was considered as precious a material as the rarest metals such as diamonds.


The techniques :

It was around 1650 BC that  glassmakers invented the technique of induction on a core, which made it possible to manufacture small containers.  This was the most more widespread until the appearance  of the blowing technique.

core induction; 

the core was composed of organic matter bound with clay and whose shape corresponded to that of a container attached to a metal wire and immersed in a melting glass crucible that the craftsman turned on himself to give him its shape.


Press molding; 

molding consisted of pouring molten glass into an open mold and using a metal tool to press the viscous mass (the glass) so that it perfectly molded 


Glass paste; 

A variant of molding consisted in covering the walls of the mold with finely crushed glass and then melting the glass in the oven.


mosaic glass; 1500 BC (photo and supporting object)

Consists of making an object using preformed glass elements of different colors, placed side by side in a mold and baked in the oven.


Thermoformed glass;

Thermoforming: a millennium-old technique

Most specialists agree that thermoforming was practiced in Mesopotamia as early as 2000 BC. The craftsmen of the time borrowed techniques for working metal, ceramics and precious stones to heat in the oven, sculpt or mold glass. They mainly imitate the colors and effects of stones such as lapis lazuli, agates and obsidians.

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