In practice:
Dates and opening hours:
From June 29th to August 31st 2019, private viewing on June 28th at 6 pm.
Open from Monday to Saturday and every day in July and August.
10 am – 1 pm and 2 pm-6 pm
FREE entry and access for disabled people

Pôle Expérimental Métiers d’Art de Nontron et du Périgord-Limousin (Experimental Pole of Arts and Crafts)
Château, av. du Général Leclerc 24300 NONTRON
05 53 60 74

The exhibition will be presented in the “Halle aux grains” event of Saint-Junien during the next edition of the event “Les Portes du Cuir”, from September 27th to September 29th 2019.

Guided visits : FREE
On Sunday, July 7th and Wednesday, August 7th at 4 pm.

Evening in family: FREE – Guided visit + workshop + snack
On Wednesday, July 17th and Sunday, August 25th at 3 pm.

The Nontron Experimental Pole of Arts and Crafts presents in partnership with the Cluster “ResoCUIR” and the city of Saint-Junien, the exhibition “Inspiration Nature” from June 29th to August 31st 2019 in the Nontron castle.
It gathers creations of around thirty professionals, members of the Pole and ResoCUIR on the theme of nature. Nature as a link between leather knowhow and those of other arts and crafts, nature as a raw material, as esthetic, as vision.
Ecology, sustainable development, natural resources, noble materials, the territory are in the heart of the arts and crafts definition and practices. The exhibition will present as a result creations made with vegetal fibers, clay, wood…and, of course, leather, realized by ceramists, engravers, tanners, milliners, saddlers, mosaicists and other craftsperson.
The nature will be also their source of inspiration for bucolic use objects or decorations with landscape patterns. The nature also refers to the landscapes, the living and fulfilment area of the arts and crafts jobs in our region.

The Nontron Experimental Pole of Arts and Crafts which favors the development and the promotion of the arts and crafts is the partner of Reso Cuir and the event “Les portes du cuir” since their beginning.
Leather is indeed an emblematic material of the Perigord-Limousin region as the whole sector is presented and today, companies and institutions are gathered around one cluster: ResoCUIR. Moreover, the city of Saint-Junien labeled “Ville et Métiers d’Art” (City and Arts and Crafts) is committed in ResoCUIR and houses the event “Les Portes du Cuir” in 2019.
This exhibition has been imagined as a form of a new collaboration between the members of these institutions.

“Inspiration Nature” will allow the public to get immerge in our territory, its atmosphere, its materials, its beauty and its richness. You will discover the arts and crafts knowhow and the creativity implemented in the Perigord-Limousin region and the structures which stimulate their fulfilment.

The Arts and Crafts creators:
Trois Ratons Laveurs, puppet creators – Ludivine Soisson, saddler – Marilia Schetrite, jewelry creator, Brigitte Paillet, milliner – Pierre Carcauzon, stonecutter and sculptor – Marie-Paule Thuaud, jewelry creator – Thomas Villette, Engraver – Sylvie Rusé, ceramist – Claire Lecreux, ceramist – Sandrine Rongier, decorative painter – Amélie Hélin, milliner – Vero & Didou, furniture designers – Kristiane Hink, ceramist – Janet Cintas, lithographer – Virginie Bois, jewelry creator – Michelle Combeau, mosaicist – Denis Sardin, ceramist – Sue Wilks, ceramist…And numerous leather craftsperson (Agnelle, Daguet…) !

The partners:
The city of Saint-Junien