Admiring a beautiful object and wanting to know its history; getting to meet the expert hands that created it and shaped it; understanding the passion, dedication, and talent that drive great craftsmen…: “The Craft Project seeks to understand how a craftsman’s life is built and lived. To speak to our hearts as makers, seekers of meaning and dreamers”, writes Raphaëlle Le Baud, to sum up The Craft Project, the beautiful podcast series she created and which she co-hosts with bronze-maker Pierre Salagnac. The series’ success has garnered a massive response from an eager audience of over 100 000, and has been picked up by the French Ministry of Culture and Connaissance des Arts magazine.
A graduate of Sciences Po Paris, Raphaëlle fell for the magic of artisanship in 2010 when she took over and revived the famed Maison d’Eventails Duvelleroy (hand fan makers since 1800, and labeled French Heritage Brand in 2012) with Eloïse Gilles.
In 2015, she co-founded Mayaro, seeking to create a Parisian laboratory for contemporary arts and crafts.
Member of the jury of the Banque Populaire Foundation for Fine Crafts and author of several publications on this topic, she created the podcast The Craft Project and the eponymous Think Tank to shape up the future of fine crafts.
“I go to the workshops to meet those who choose to bring new objects into the planet and devote their body, soul and mind to this task with technique and poetry” – explains Raphaëlle. “This ad-free podcast wants to make the craftsmen’s voice heard in order to encourage new vocations, to give relevance to a community, and change the world through thought and beauty. »
The Invisible Collection has the great pleasure to be part of this wonderful endeavor by sharing these ideas and presenting a selection of episodes of The Craft Project, now available on our platform.
Discover now Bruno Moinard, Pierre Yovanovitch, Lison De Caunes and Charles Jouffre