Experiences

2006 to present
Teacher at the School of Jewelly of Montreal, and from time to time, at the School of Jewellery of Quebec.
1. Crafting of one-of-a-kind pieces, last requirement for the college degree.
2. Reproduction techniques
3. Resins and plastics I and II
4. Watch cases creation I and II
5. Using a lathe in jewellery

1984 to present
Self-employment as jeweller

1994 to present
Repair and restoration of collection clocks, repair of McGill University’s 14-bells carillon clock in Montreal (English clock crafted in 1835 as a gift from King Georges V to the institution), repair of the floral clock of the City of Westmount, restoration of the integrated clock in the Théberge sculpture at the Concordia University, repair of the BMO headquarter’s clock.

Grants

2012 Canada Council for the Arts, travel grant, Spain
2012 Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, travel grant, Spain
2011 Conseil des arts et des lettre du Québec, professional artists’ grant – research and creation
2010 Canada Council for the Arts,  travel grant, Argentina
2010 Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, travel grant, Argentina
2009 Canada Council for the Arts, professional artists’ grant – research and training
2009 Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, professional artists’ grant – research and creation
2006 Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, professional artists’ grant – research and creation
2005 Canada Council for the Arts, travel grant, Palm Beach 3, Florida
2002 Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, travel grant, SOFA-Chicago
2000 Canada Council for the Arts, financial assistance for research to professional artists
2001, 1998 and 1997 SODEC, financial assistance, Marketing Programme
1996 Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, research and creation grant for a project called Three mechanically fastened watches
1992 Quebec Ministry of Cultural Affairs, grant within the “Aide à la création” programme

Press

2012 La Presse, January 10th, article where I am interviewed by journalist Martin Primeau on jewellery and clockmaking
2010 Arsomnibus, Cordoba, Argentina
2010 Arte en la Red, Cordoba, Argentina
2010 Deleite del arte, Cordoba, Argentina
2008 Picture of one of my works chosen among 70 artists to represent Galerie l’Empreinte in the official map for the arts in the Vieux-Montréal
2005 A picture of my watch «murène» illustrates the SOFA-Chicago exposition catalogue (p. 131)
2001 Radio interview to talk about my work and my artistic process, CFMB and CKUT, Montreal
1999 Metalsmith Magazine, Fall 1999, article entitled Treasured Timepieces by Francesc Peich, 8 pages with photographs
1997 Le magazine des métiers d’art, vol. 10 number 1, March 1997, Exposition Peich-Taillon, by Suzanne Lambert
1997 SOFA-Chicago, exhibition catalogue
1989 La Presse, Montreal, December 17, 1989, full-page article entitled Horloger un jour, horloger toujours!, by Richard Fortin

Education and training

2010 3D design course on Rhinocéros software with Denis Michaud, jeweller
2002 Workshop with Christine Larochelle à the School of Jewellery of Montreal on surface treatment
2002 Workshop in cutting and polishing stones with lapidary Claude Hunot
1995 à 2000 Courses in the plastic arts certificate, UQAM, Montréal, 24 credits completed
1995 Computer drawing course with Umberto Cirrito, graphic designer
1974 Training in clockmaking at Jaeger-LeCoultre, Le Sentier, Switzerland and at Favre-Leuva, Petit-Lency, Geneva, Switzerland
1971 Training at the watchcrafting and watchrepairing school of Neufchatel, Switzerland
1968 à 1971 Barcelona Clockmaking Institute, Spain

Exposure

2015 Collective exhibit at the Canadian Guild of Craft
2014 Collective exhibit, 40 years of the School of Jewellery of Montreal, Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec
2014 Collective exhibit, Continuum au Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec
2012 Espaï Gralla, Granollers, Barcelona, Spain, solo exhibit
2010 Gallery Maria Elena Kravetz, Cordoba, Argentina, solo exhibit
2008 SOFA New York with CREA Gallery
2008 to 2006 Palm Beach 3, Florida, international exhibition of art galleries
2007, 2006, 2005, 2002 and 1997SOFA-Chicago, international exhibition of art galleries
2005 Dialog between form and matter, one of a kind pieces, Galerie des métiers d’art du Québec, Montréal
2005 Meeting between collectors organized by the Galerie des métiers d’art du Québec, Montréal
2005 Summer exhibit, one of a kind pieces, Galerie des métiers d’art du Québec
2005 Palm Beach 3, Florida, international exhibition of art galleries
2004 Collective exhibit, Galerie l’Empreinte, Montréal
1999 Group exhibit, “De main de maître”, Palais des Congrès, Paris, France
1999 and 1998 Group exhibit, “Miniatures et petits formats” and “Racines”, Quebec Craft Council, Montreal, Quebec
1997 SOFA-Miami, international exhibition of art galleries
1997 Philadelphia Buyers Market, wholesale craft show
1997 New York Gift Fair, wholesale gift show
1997 Group exhibit on the theme of “Le fleuve”, an animated film by Frédéric Back, Quebec
1996 Exhibit of one of a kind watches with the vases of glass artist, Luc Taillon, Quebec Craft Council, Montreal, Quebec
1993 Galerie l’Empreinte, Montréal, solo exhibit
1990 Linton Shaw Gallery, Port Hope, Ontario, Canada
1989 The Dunes studio Gallery, Brackley Beach, Winsloe, Ile-du-Prince-Édouard, Canada
1986 à 1992 One of a Kind in Toronto, Salon des métiers d’art du Québec in Montréal, Plein Art in Québec, small series and one of a kind pieces

Other experiences and industry commitments

2013 Conseil des métiers d’art du Québec Member of the jury for the for the annual prizes of the Salon des métiers d’art
2013 et 2004 Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec Member of the jury, creation grants
2006 et 2005 Two times member of the jury pour the François–Houdé prize awarded by the City of Montreal to a young creator in the field of arts and craft.
2005 et 2004 Member of the jury for the Madeleine-Dansereau/SODEC excellency prize for export in arts and craft.
2001 Member of the jury for the France-Québec/Premiers prize for export, SODEC
2001 International Member of the jury in Brussels for the Young Francophone Designers organized by the Agence Québec-Wallonie-Bruxelles
1997 Member of the jury at the Institut des métiers d’art for the exhibition of graduating CEGEP students in arts and craft.
1997 à 2010 Member of the jury at SODEC
1995 à 2010 Appraiser at the Conseil des métiers d’art du Québec
1995 à 2005 Appraiser at the City of Montreal for street artists permits
1997 Member of the working group on arts and crafts of the Conseil des métiers d’art du Québec and the SODEC
1996 à 2002 President of the cooperative gallery L’Empreinte
2000 à 2001 Member of the board at the School of Jewellery of Montreal
1998 à 2000 Member of the board at the Institut des métiers d’arts
1989 à 2010 Member of the cooperative gallery L’Empreinte

Special works

1995 à 1997 Design and crafting of the Silver Tjanting for the prize given to graduating students of the Centre de recherche et de design en impression textile de Montréal, three years in a row