Vivien is a young French woodturner. In 2003, he started his formal training in carpentry, cabinet making and furniture creation and worked in those fields. In 2011, he moved into woodturning and spent a year in Moirans-en-Montagne to complete his training. He met many French and foreign turners in Aiguines and Breville. Quickly, he found a sense of creative freedom, and started studying sculpture with artist Thierry Martenon. He perfected his skills through studies and an internship at Escoulen School, and then an intensive five-month course with Jean-Francois Escoulen and Yann Marot.