Roland Baptiste would like to offer classes for people wanting to learn how to engrave with older and modern
techniques. The tradition of Liege has been characterized by the use of the hammer and graver for centuries in this city. (The city of Liege
has a very famous history of weaponry and many makers are known throughout the world are from Liege.) Roland offers one of the few
possibilities to work with a PalmControl AirGraver in Europe. Pupils will be taught one on one in order for the training to be more personalized.
Pupils will work under optimal conditions.
The courses are on a 5 days basis for a sum of 1500€.
Classes will be held from 8:30 am to 5 pm.
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Engraving, for Roland Baptiste, is a passion passed on to him by his father. As a young child Roland was
intrigued by the sound of hammer and chisel from his father's engraving workshop. It was thus quite natural that he would be directed towards
studying engraving at the School of Arms manufacture at Liege. He graduated in 1993 after having refined his talent during years at an occupation
which enabled him to unceasingly improve the control of his tools of engraving. He decided finally to devote his time entirely to the art of
engraving. He was determined to preserve his freedom of expression and creativity which led him to refuse to yield to the constraint of
manufacturing in series, even for famous makers. He preferred to turn to certain arms manufacturers and private individuals with whom he was
privileged to be creative when working on projects. He has worked mainly with contacts from France, Germany and Belgium creating fine weapons to
achieve the highest quality which a Master can reach. The signature of his work is found in the details of his work. He has been present at
various shows such as Rambouillet, Country Show, Knives in festival with Nontron, Eghezée and Amay. He has always been pleased to explain the
techniques and subtleties of his work. When you meet, it take a student only a few moments to share his vision of the most beautiful weapons of