Thiébaut began his career in 1976, training in France, Belgium and in England under Michael Cardew and Richard Batterham. Returning to France in 1981 he set up his first workshop in the Loire Valley and in 1984 built a new studio in the Vosges with a wood-fired kiln.
“I met clay at the age of eleven. In 1976, certain of my vocation, I left school to become a ceramist. I have had the privilege of being the pupil of several great potters, ceramists or sculptors whose works I admire: Owen Watson, Richard Batterham, Pierre Culot and Michael Cardew. Their unconventional teaching allowed me to become who I am today.”
Examples of his work can be found in many public collections across Europe in Belgium, France and Germany. He is represented in the V&A museum and has recently been exhibited in the Louvre.