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CERFAV - Centre Européen de Recherches et de Formation aux Arts Verriers.

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Cerfav, the European Centre for Research and Training in Glassmaking, was founded in 1991 in Vannes-le-Châtel. Since then, it has become the benchmark for vocational training and development in the glassmaking arts. Cerfav also has resources for research, technology transfer and innovation, and a resource centre, making it an essential structure for the glass industry.

Since its creation, Cerfav has been training its students to master glassmaking techniques in all the specialities of the glass craft. Since 2012, the centre also offers industrial training through its Cerfav Prover brand.   

Over the past 30 years, Cerfav has welcomed most of the glassmaking craftspeople established in France, whether they were apprentices, trainees on vocational training courses (Créateur verrier, Concepteur-créateur), established craftspeople wishing to improve their skills or acquire new knowledge, or professionals wishing to pass on their know-how. Today, the adventure continues, strengthened by the experience of its trainers, the talent of its learners and the innovative activities of its research and development (R&D) team.

Located in Vannes-le-Châtel, a historic glassmaking village, our school brings you its expert knowledge of glass, glassmaking processes and glassmaking in all its forms.

Le Cerfav, Centre européen de recherches et de formation aux arts verriers, est créé en 1991 à Vannes-le-Châtel. Devenu depuis la référence en matière de formation professionnelle et de développement des arts verriers, le Cerfav s’est également doté de moyens en matière de recherche, de transfert de technologies et d’innovation, d’un centre de ressources qui en font une structure essentielle pour la filière verre.

Depuis sa création, le Cerfav forme ses apprenants à la maîtrise des techniques verrières, dans toutes les spécialités de l’artisanat du verre. Depuis 2012, le centre propose également des formations industrielles, à travers sa marque Cerfav Prover.  

En 30 ans, le Cerfav a accueilli la plupart des artisans verriers installés en France, qu’ils y aient été apprentis, stagiaires de la formation professionnelle (Créateur verrier, Concepteur-créateur), artisans établis souhaitant se perfectionner ou acquérir de nouvelles connaissances, professionnels désireux de transmettre leurs savoir-faire. Aujourd’hui l’aventure se poursuit, forte de l’expérience de ses formateurs, du talent de ses apprenants et des activités d’innovation de son équipe de recherche et développement (R&D).

Situé à Vannes-le-Châtel, village historique dans la création verrière, notre établissement vous apporte sa connaissance experte dans le verre, ses procédés de mise en oeuvre et la création verrière sous toutes ses formes.

El Cerfav, Centro Europeo de Investigación y Formación del Vidrio, se fundó en 1991 en Vannes-le-Châtel. Desde entonces, se ha convertido en la referencia de la formación profesional y el desarrollo de las artes vidrieras. El Cerfav también dispone de recursos para la investigación, la transferencia de tecnología y la innovación, así como de un centro de recursos, lo que lo convierte en una estructura esencial para la industria del vidrio.

Desde su creación, Cerfav forma a sus aprendices para que dominen las técnicas de fabricación de vidrio en todas las especialidades del oficio. Desde 2012, también es responsable de los cursos de formación industrial a través de su marca Cerfav Prover. 

En los últimos 30 años, Cerfav ha acogido a la mayoría de los artesanos vidrieros establecidos en Francia, ya fueran aprendices, alumnos de cursos de formación profesional (Créateur verrier, Concepteur-créateur), artesanos establecidos que deseaban mejorar sus competencias o adquirir nuevos conocimientos, o profesionales que deseaban transmitir su saber hacer. Hoy en día, la aventura continúa, reforzada por la experiencia de sus formadores, el talento de sus alumnos y las actividades innovadoras de su equipo de investigación y desarrollo (I+D).

Situada en Vannes-le-Châtel, un pueblo vidriero histórico, nuestra escuela pone a su disposición sus conocimientos expertos sobre el vidrio, los procesos vidrieros y la fabricación del vidrio en todas sus formas.

Il Cerfav, Centro Europeo di Ricerca e Formazione in Vetreria, è stato fondato nel 1991 a Vannes-le-Châtel. Da allora, è diventato il punto di riferimento per la formazione professionale e lo sviluppo delle arti vetrarie. Il Cerfav dispone anche di risorse per la ricerca, il trasferimento tecnologico e l’innovazione e di un centro risorse che lo rendono una struttura essenziale per l’industria del vetro.

Sin dalla sua creazione, Cerfav ha formato i suoi apprendisti a padroneggiare le tecniche vetrarie in tutte le specialità dell’artigianato del vetro. Dal 2012 offre anche una formazione industriale attraverso i corsi di formazione del marchio Cerfav Prover. 

Negli ultimi 30 anni, Cerfav ha accolto la maggior parte degli artigiani del vetro stabiliti in Francia, che fossero apprendisti, tirocinanti di corsi di formazione professionale (Créateur verrier, Concepteur-créateur), artigiani affermati che desideravano migliorare le loro competenze o acquisire nuove conoscenze, o professionisti che desideravano trasmettere il loro know-how.
Oggi l’avventura continua, forte dell’esperienza dei suoi formatori, del talento dei suoi allievi e delle attività innovative del suo team di ricerca e sviluppo (R&S).

Situata a Vannes-le-Châtel, storico villaggio vetrario, la nostra scuola mette a disposizione le sue conoscenze specialistiche sul vetro, sui processi di lavorazione e sulla lavorazione del vetro in tutte le sue forme.

Short courses on glass techniques
  • CERFAV - Centre Européen de Recherches et de Formation aux Arts Verriers.
  • Flexible dates
Cerfav offers training courses in glass techniques lasting from one day (modules) to several weeks (cycles).To ensure that our expertise is passed on to you in the best possible conditions, the courses take place in specially equipped workshops with small numbers of participants. For more information, visit the website or download the introductory course programme […]
Painter & decorator on glass
Apprentissage CAP Verre en alternance – Décoration sur verre
  • CERFAV - Centre Européen de Recherches et de Formation aux Arts Verriers.
  • Flexible dates
2-year course: CAP in glass arts and techniques (glass decorator) From training to applied research, Cerfav is the best guarantee for workshops and for the apprentices themselves. Cerfav is the only training centre in France dedicated entirely to glassmaking techniques, which is Cerfav’s added value. What’s more, unlike a course given in a general school […]
Stained Glass maker and/or restorer
Apprentissage CAP Verre en alternance – Vitrailliste
  • CERFAV - Centre Européen de Recherches et de Formation aux Arts Verriers.
  • Flexible dates
2-year course: CAP in glass crafts and techniques (stained glass) From training to applied research, Cerfav is the best guarantee for workshops and for the apprentices themselves. Cerfav is the only training centre in France dedicated entirely to glassmaking techniques, which is Cerfav’s added value. What’s more, unlike a course given in a general school […]
Apprentissage CAP Verre en alternance – verrerie scientifique
  • CERFAV - Centre Européen de Recherches et de Formation aux Arts Verriers.
  • Flexible dates
2-year training: CAP Soufflage (scientific glassmaking) From training to applied research, Cerfav is the best guarantee for the workshops and for the apprentices themselves. Cerfav is the only French training centre entirely dedicated to glassmaking techniques, which is Cerfav’s added value. What’s more, unlike a course given in a general school or CFA, the apprentices […]
Apprentissage CAP Verre en alternance – Soufflage
  • CERFAV - Centre Européen de Recherches et de Formation aux Arts Verriers.
  • Flexible dates
2-year course: CAP in glass and crystal arts and crafts (glassblower) From training to applied research, Cerfav is the best guarantee for workshops and for the apprentices themselves. Cerfav is the only training centre in France dedicated entirely to glassmaking techniques, which is Cerfav’s added value. What’s more, unlike a course given in a general […]
Formation Concepteur Créateur en métier d’art
  • CERFAV - Centre Européen de Recherches et de Formation aux Arts Verriers.
  • Flexible dates
1-year post-graduation course This one-year course is aimed, without age limit, at candidates with a good level of technical mastery of an art craft who wish to set up their own business or take over a craft business. For one year, trainees are supported by professionals in the arts and crafts, as well as specialists […]
Glass maker
Formation Créateur Verrier
  • CERFAV - Centre Européen de Recherches et de Formation aux Arts Verriers.
  • Flexible dates
2-year post graduation course Are you a graduate of an art or design school who wants to learn how to use glass in your projects? The “Créateur Verrier” (glassmaker) course is a 2-year post-graduation course at Cerfav. It certifies a high level of technical design and artistic expression. Accessible without an age limit, this course […]

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