Born in 1934 in Stans (Switzerland). Died in 2011.
Apprenticeship as locksmith. Odermatt becomes an anthusiastic blacksmith. He takes lessons at the school for arts and crafts in Lucerne and visits the locksmith school in Basel. Friendship with Hans Christen (Swiss sculptor). In 1961 the artist moves to Paris. In 1964 he builds a studio of his own at Stans Oberdorf including a forge.