Patrick Roger is a French chocolate maker, sculptor and entrepreneur identified for his incredible and enormous sculptures, hand-carved out of chocolate.
His occupation started fairly unintentionally whilst he were given fired from his position as a bakery apprentice. He ended up working for a chocolate maker as an alternative, where his abilities as an artist and sculptor brought him recognition.
Chocolate is a notoriously tricky material to paintings with. Too scorching and it melts; too chilly and you can’t control it. Roger says his secret’s an ability to regulate the temperature of his hands.
“There are two folks, that i know of, in the global who can do that,” he claims. “to the touch it (chocolate) without living fingerprints, you need this ability.”
Recognized for his consideration to element and eccentricity, Roger loves to encompass himself with an identical ingenious minds.
“As you can see here, we have now loopy faces and that’s the reason what i love. some of these people who are really unusual, who’ve an actual strength…That’s what i love, truly strong personalities. It takes you right into a other world…It’s the Commedia dell’Arte!”
however the body of workers operating for Patrick Roger cannot underestimate their perfectionist leader.
“It’s an absolute form of self-discipline,” Roger says. “you want this perfection to prevail or else it gained’t paintings…we go within folks. And from that second, you’re judged. The self-discipline is speedy or the sanction is instant.”
In 2000 Patrick used to be presented ‘Meilleur ouvrier’ (Best craftsman) in France within the chocolate category and in 2018 he used to be venerated with the rustic’s Legion of Honour.
In this episode of Creators, a chain where we get inside some of the sector’s best creative minds, Patrick Roger talks approximately his innate creativity, his inventive procedures and what it takes to be the best in your field.