Graduated in 2002 from Joseph Fourier University with a Master in Science, Technology, and Health, the first career of Damien Francois was a sports teacher in the French Alp area. In 2006, he started to study glass and ceramics at the Folk High School of Engelshom in Denmark, and then 3 years at The Danish Design School, Center for Glass and Ceramics on Bornholm; where he graduated in 2010 with a BA in Glass.
In 2009, he undertook 3 months internship at RISD with the artist Chris Taylor. He went to Pilchuck glass school as Student, T.A., and Staff member. Since 2006 he has worked as an assistant for several glass artists, in Denmark, USA, Iceland, Germany, and France. Now based in Copenhagen, he is one of the 6 members of the shared glass workshop Luftkraft Glasstudie.
Damien’s work is primarily driven by responses to material experimentations. Based on the exploration and the exploitation of the multitude of possibilities that glass offers, his work aims to approach issues of perplexity and uncertainty. He is interested in the unfamiliar side of the glass’s characteristics.