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Leperlier is a French ceramist and glass artist, still living and working in France. Born in France in 1953, Leperlier was introduced to molten glass by his grandfather at an early age. Antoine Leperlier’s apprenticeship in pate de verre began in 1968, under the eye of his grandfather, legendary pate de Verre artist François Décorchemont, although it was not until ten years later that he began his own technical research following a period of intensive archival work on Décorchemont’s papers. While studying the work of his grandfather, he also attended the Louvre School. Since then he has taught workshops at craft schools throughout the world and has been featured in many exhibitions. He has exhibited internationally since 1982, is represented in thirty major international glass collections, and won a number of international awards. He was shortlisted for the Bombay Sapphire Prize in 2005. Antoine has stated that he is inspired by the surrealism of Salvador Dali and MC Etcher.