Supplies for the fine arts, the art professions and the frame.
40, avenue du Général De Gaulle - 94500 Champigny
46, rue du Chemin Vert - 75011 Paris
The store in Champigny is the place to go to find stones without going to quarries, it is indeed the only place where you will find a real choice (not only than small soapstones of very variable quality). According to the deliveries (it's better to call up before to know what they are proposing), you can find some marble, alabaster, soapstone and other stones with various dimensions and weights.
Do not hesitate to join the newsletter on the website to receive information (too rare unfortunately) concerning the stones deliveries because the best stones are bought very fast (those who have reasonable dimensions and weight and not too many weaknesses...)! You will also find there numerous useful tools, as well as very useful bases for presentation ready to be painted. Do not hesitate to ask advice, in particular for the choice of stones.
The announcement of the opening of the store of Paris was a real good news, we can however regret the weakness of the sculpture shelf with few stones and a very limited range of tools. It is anyway a useful address because situated in Paris and you can still find useful tools when needed...
Le Géant des Beaux Arts
Material and supplies for the fine arts. Paint, calligraphy, sculpture and other creative leisure activities.
15 Rue Vergniaud - 75013 Paris
166 Rue de la Roquette - 75011 Paris
A useful store to help out thanks to its location in Paris and the diversity of the covered domains, it allows to combine purchases for stone with other purchases linked to other domains of creativity.
The sculpture shelf is honorable compared to the surface of the store and propose a large amount of tools.
I buy there the glue for soapstone (in case of accident), rifloirs of average quality (very useful not to use too fast the very good ones) and tools for wood I use to work on soft and fragile stones (alabaster and soapstone).
Rougier et Plé
Store for creative leisure activities, schools supplies and fine arts.
13-15, boulevard des Filles du Calvaire – 75003 Paris
Very limited (and expensive!) shelf for sculpture (in the basement of the store) but useful as a solution for emergencies.
On the other hand, there is always a small stock of soapstones, often rather beautiful although very expensive, which can be very useful.
Distributes and sells to the individuals as to the professionals all sorts of metals, plastics and equipment.
9, Rue de Poitou – 75003 Paris
66, Rue de Turenne – 75003 Paris
34, Rue Maurice Gunsbourg – 94200 Ivry sur Seine
The main address for stalks, tubes, plates, etc. for the soclage, wether in metal or in Plexiglas.
A bit expensive but a very wide choice and in the center of Paris! The Ivry shop is much bigger and easier to reach by car.
To note also that for all the standard supplies you will probably find what you are looking for in the traditional DIY stores (BHV, Leroy Merlin or Castorama).
Addresses specialized for stone
On Paris some specialized or non-specialized shops of fine arts propose materials and useful tools for the sculpture on stone. I mention them according to what seems to me to be an order of relevance for the work of the stone.
Joseph et fils
Supplies for the marble workers, the sculptors, the engravers and the stone-cutters.
65, Bld. de Ménilmontant - 75011 Paris
The specialist in supply of tools for the work of the stone, proposing quality tools, a wide choice and qualified sellers. Do not hesitate to ask advice from the sellers, to avoid awkward and expensive errors of judgement in the choice of your tools.
Tools are rather expensive to buy, but the quality justifies it and it is the only place in Paris where you will find a real choice in this domain.
Abrasifs Cornier outils pierre
The website the best to find tools for stone sculpture and cutting, you will find all the tools and a large choice of brands, whether you are a beginner or a professional.
The products of the Guillet brand are very known by sculptors and stone-cutters for their quality. The website allows you to get in touch with the representatives of the brand who are present throughout France.
Abrasives and equipment for the stone, the wood, the metal... A very furnished website.
Adresses specialized for clay
In Paris some specialized or non-specialized shops of fine arts propose materials and useful tools for the modelling. I mention them according to what seems to me to be an order of relevance regarding to the work of the clay
Specialist of the pottery, the ceramic, the stoneware, the porcelain, the glass, all the decoration on porcelain, the decoration on and under enamel small fire and big fire, fusing thermoforming, as well as all the equipment for the amateur and professional ceramist.
31 rue Gay Lussac - Zone Industrielle - 94430 Chennevieres sur Marne
One of the major addresses for materials, diverse ceramic and modelling tools and products. A very vast choice of quality products.
Also note that they make regularly high and low-temperature cookings.
And, not insignificant advantage, the welcome is nice, helpful and very professional, then do not hesitate to ask for advice!
Products and tools for the amateur and professional of ceramic and glass
51, Rue Presles - 93300 Aubervilliers
One of the major addresses for materials, tools and diverse products for ceramic and modelling.
Materials creative leisure, ceramic, enamels, earthenwares, clay, pottery, porcelain, visual art.
Specialized store in the supply of top-quality products for the cabinet makers, the joiners, the agenceurs, the gilders in the gold leaf, the decorators, the stringed-instrument makers, the painters.
58 Rue Traversière- 75012 Paris
A very beautiful store of pigments of any kinds, cheaper than in the art stores.
An obligatory visit for your patinas!
Adresses specialized for molding
In Paris some specialized or non-specialized shops of fine arts propose materials and useful tools for the molding in plaster or in silicone. I mention them according to what seems to me to be an order of relevance.
Products and Materials for the molding, the resin, the latex, equipment for the arts, the composite molding.
10, rue Brézin - 75014 Paris
A major store where you will find all the tools and the necessary materials for the realization of your moldings, moreover they are very nice and ready to help you with a lot of kindness. The most practical solution for small quantities or as an emergency solution
Prodemmia - Village d'entreprises Z1 RN 13 - 78270 Bonnieres Sur Seine
To find less expensive products in big quantities.