Teaching 1976 -1998
Alongside his career as an artist, the silversmith became a teacher of chasing and silversmithing in the jewellery section of the Institut des Arts et Métiers in Brussels in 1976.
The essentials of his teaching were primarily classical, focusing on the mastery of the traditional techniques of metalwork: welding, polishing, cutting, lathing, folding, casting and so on.
Émile Souply soon began to steer his students’ training in the direction of the contemporary jewel. The workshop was gradually transformed and equipped with tooling adapted to the new techniques.
Numerous artists were trained by ‘Milou’ between 1976 and 1998, when he retired, including Thierry Bontridder, Nilton Cunha, Alain Roggeman and Christian Wuytack, who in turn became teachers at the ‘Arts et Metiers’.