About Laurent Niclot
Laurent has always loved wood, so it was only natural for him to study woodworking, woodcarving, cabinet making, furniture making, and design. He discovered woodturning from Jean-François Escoulen, and knew it was his passion. So, in 2015, at age 20, he took a six-month woodturning class at the Escoulen School in Aiguines, France, with Jean-François and Yann Marot. He then worked at the school for three years as an assistant. Today, he continues to make work and teach woodturning. Laurent does demos on a variety of topics from traditional woodturning to texturing, coloring, eccentric turning, carving, and hollowing. He has demoed around the world in Belgium, France, Canada and the US. Laurent considers his work experimental and his aim is to make pieces that are sculptural, decorative, and designed with a strong message or a story to tell.
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