Of French origin, Laurent Craste has been living and working in Montreal since the early 90's. His career has involved both a studio practice in contemporary ceramics and the teaching of ceramics at the college level.
He has received numerous awards and honors throughout his career (Winifred Shantz Award, grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Quebec Arts Council, Jean-Marie Gauvreau Award, etc.). His works are on display in many private and public collections (Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Public Collection of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, Claridge Collection, Majudia Collection, etc.). On the occasion of their entry into the permanent collection of the Musée des Métiers d'Art du Québec in 2018, 15 of his works have been recognized as of exceptional interest and of national importance by the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board.
During his more than 20-year career, Laurent Craste has participated in more than 60 group exhibitions in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia. Among others, his work has been exhibited in New York (Museum of Moving Image), in Ottawa (Carleton University Art Gallery), as well as in Paris (Cité de la mode et du design). He has also had more than a dozen solo exhibitions, including at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Tom Thomson Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of Burlington in Ontario, as well as the Hohmann Fine Arts Gallery in Palm Springs California.