It is near the boulodrome de Rumilly and the former “Lait Mont-Blanc” factories (today Nestlé CPF), in a pavilion at the end of a courtyard, that theWorkshop of sculptor Robert Ramel (1929-1997) discreetly unveils the works of this talented artist who died 20 years ago.

The place is presented by his wife, who has kept the artist's studio intact since her death. As soon as I entered the studio, I was surprised by the great diversity of the works distributed in several impressive rooms.

Madame Ramel shares with us a wonderful moment of immersion in the world of sculpture with more than 150 works and models: in wood, stone, alabaster, granite, bronze… I also discover many portraits and drawings of this endearing artist. The work of a lifetime!

Mr. Ramel was not an "ordinary". He played the pencil as well as the jackhammer, but always with extreme sensitivity. For him, sculpture was a work of action, a close encounter with matter. Passionate about her husband's work, Madame Ramel tells us how this wonderful artist, self-taught, was inspired by her dreams, her imagination and real life to draw, sculpt wood, stone, metals, glass and plastic. He has always shown inexhaustible creative energy, and has produced for a wide variety of places (church, public places, private collections, etc.).

This workshop takes us to the heart of the passion of this man who created his first work at only 9 years old and who has exhibited in many countries such as Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Monaco ...

A warm moment in the company of an endearing woman who maintains the memory of her husband and who transports us to a surprising artistic universe.

Like me, this tour will certainly not leave you indifferent!

Reporter: Célia Perret