« Engraver and medal maker, Meilleur Ouvrier de France, I create and produce high end punches and dies for the striking of medals and derivatives, embossing dies, business cards and letterhead, trophies, punches for cold stamping, metal sculpture and restoration of artefacts. »– Nicolas Salagnac

Showcase

The works of Nicolas Salagnac
Medals, Trophies, Embossing, Sculptures...

The association of the Friends of the Franc, entrusts the creation and engraving to Nicolas Salagnac for this coin/medal, based
The first tourist coin from the Louvre Museum affect its female icons : The famous Joconde (Mona Lisa from Léonard
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On Monday, November 12th, 2012, the first Trophy Marcel Le Servot (creation of the Nicolas Salagnac Workshop, MOF engraver and
The working stages for the design and making of the trophies. The « Challenge Culinaire du Président de la République
Medallion 1/8th, burnished bronze on a crystal slab. Photograph by Matthieu Cellard. Medallion carved in bas-relief and struck in burnished
Christophe Marguin, President of the Toques Blanches du Monde (« White Chefs’ Hats of the World ») asked me to create a

Events

from yesterday...

Engraving's archives
Lyon, France and all other the World

...and tomorrow

Exhibitions, meetings, demonstrations
around the professions of engraving, and art

The 35th FIDEM Congress, in Ottawa, Canada, has just closed its doors. A unique moment to meet world players on
Un article en anglais dans le journal "The Connexion - France's English-language newspaper - May 2017. Ecrit par @EmilyCommander MAKE
Le lycée Ferdinand Fillod participe à cette exposition par des pièces lauréates au concours MAF depuis 2004. Nous présentons plusieurs
A la demande de Monsieur Daniel Groscolas, Maire de l’Houmeau et les conseils de Raymond Escobar, la mairie confie à

Videos

Closest to the engraver and the artist's creations,
in Lyon and around the world, in video

A small movie of 2mn15 about my engraver's job medalmaker, thank you Pierrick Servais.
For the third year, Marcy Leavit Bourne, director of the Student Medal Project competition for 24 years, gave the French

Nicolas Salagnac

From the Boulle school to the profession of engraver,
prizes, competitions and experiences

Career

The Prefect of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region, Michel Delpuech, presents the medal of the National Order of Merit to Nicolas
The 25th "One of the Best Craftsmen in France" competition is open since February 6th, 2013. For this new contest,
Mandatory subject of the 21st competition of ‘One of the Best Craftsmen in France’, steel engraving - period 1997-2000. Based

Workshop

Designing and making a medal A medal can be made using three different techniques : 1 – Hand engraving or « direct
The machines area One can’t avoid the noise of the machines, yet you will find a grinding machine, a pantograph,
The hand-engraving area The place is flooded with daylight. The double workbench sits right in front of the bay window,

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Around engraving

Engraver / MOF

The bests "Meilleurs Ouvriers de France"

The 25th "One of the Best Craftsmen in France" competition is open since February 6th, 2013. For this new contest,

Transmission

of knowledge

Louis Oscar Roty is a French coin and medal engraver. He was born in Paris on 11 June 1846 and
Henri Dropsy, born in Paris 3rd January 21, 1885 and died in Veneux-Les-Sablons on November 2, 1969, is a French

Press

& Links

Annuaire officiel des Métiers d'Art Annuaire Artisans d'Art Annuaire des Meilleurs Ouvriers de France du Rhône Artylyon - Les Métiers
Engravers : Heidi Wastweet – sculptor for coins and medals – USA Gérard Desquand - Engraver MOF - Grands Ateliers de France
Arthus-Bertrand Art nouveau et Art déco medals Association belge pour la médaille Belgian & French Art medals British Art Medal

Message du mois

À l’heure où un monde dirigé par la finance voudrait consacrer l’hyperconsommation et glorifier les nouvelles technologies pour promouvoir des œuvres standardisées et banalisées, Nicolas Salagnac confirme dans chacune de ses créations que seul l’homme est capable, par des gestes habiles et précis, d’inscrire une intention dans la matière et de susciter des émotions, prolonger une sensibilité, une vision, un esprit, une âme.