Michel L’Huillier discovered his love of glass after studying fine arts and art history in Strasbourg, France.
In 1995 Michel moved to Boston where he joined a prominent stained glass studio, mastering the craft of stained glass during his eight year tenure. Michel L’Huillier Glass Design was concurrently developed in 1999 when he was selected to create the fused glass canopy, frieze, and logo for the Marathon Sports store, located on Boylston Street at the finish line for the Boston Marathon. Drawing on kiln-forming, fusing, and stained glass techniques for his commercial and residential architectural glass commissions, Michel continually develops both his love and understanding of the possibilities of the medium.
On a smaller scale than his architectural work, Michel designs and creates stunning and functional fused glass objects with intricate colored inlays that can be found on exhibit and for purchase at museums and galleries including the deCordova Museum and Boston’s Society of Arts & Crafts. His work has also been exhibited at juried craft shows, such as Craft Boston. At the 2015 Holiday Craft Boston show, he received the "Award of Distinction in Glass".
Since 2004, Michel has been sharing his passion for his medium by teaching stained glass, fusing, kiln-forming, mosaic, and jewelry-mosaic to adults and children in the metro Boston area. He is sharing his expertise in his craft at several schools, studios, and education centers; Click here to see the full list of places Michel teaches.
In 2017 and 2018, Michel was featured with one of his students in two episodes of the iconic PBS television series This Old House. Passionate about his French origins, travel, and cooking, he's a happy city-dweller living in the West Roxbury neighborhood of Boston with his wife and two children.