In Practise:
From September 21st to November 2nd 2019
Private viewing on Friday, September 20th at 6pm
Hours and days of opening :
From Monday to Saturday  – 10 am-1 pm and 2pm-6 pm
Exceptional opening on Sunday, October 27th 10 am-6 pm
FREE ENTRY. Access for disabled people.

Pôle Expérimental Métiers d’Art de Nontron et du Périgord-Limousin
Château, av. du Général Leclerc 24300 NONTRON
+33 (0)5 53 60 74

The Nontron Experimental Pole of Arts and Crafts presents the exhibition“Merveilleux et Fantastique” from September 21st to November 2nd 2019 within the scope of « Les Rencontres du Cinéma et des Métiers d’Art » (The Cinema and Arts and Crafts Meetings).

Numerous arts and crafts creators are close to the universe of the supernatural and fantasy as much by their knowhow, in the manner of the blacksmiths cutlery manufacturers, designers, saddlers, embroiderers, jewels creators than by the imaginary world that some develop around this theme in their creations: ceramists, engravers, stone sculptors, puppeteers…
The works presented get hold of decorative and visual universe of the fantasy which alludes to an atmosphere, a decoration… or take the terminations in a more literal and illustrative way (heroes, stories…).
Dragons and other creatures rub shoulders with fantasies visions and knight blades.

The public will be able to admire the “St Junien cape” realized by Laëtitia Fortin with the CRAFT Limoges (leather and porcelain), the dragons and goblins in ceramic by Jean-Pierre PETIT, the suspended blades of the cutlery manufacturer Yann Régibier, the characters mid-animal, mid-vegetal of Chris Pelletier, the shamanist creations of the ceramist artist Agata Kawa or the golden kings and queens of the embroiderer Nadja Berruyer who will also have the place of honor in the cinema.

Indeed, the PEMA is in partnership with the “Rencontres du Cinéma et des Métiers d’Art” (Cinema and Arts and Crafts Meetings) which will occur from October 14th to October 18th 2019. This year, the meetings will welcome the costumer Chloé Aubry and the decorator Philippe Cabrié who have worked on the series “Game of Thrones”. The theme of “Supernatural and Fantasy” is making the link between the meetings and the exhibition in the castle which is visited by the same public and especially by more than 250 high school students every year.

The creators:
Nadja BERRUYER – embroiderer, Jean-Pierre PETIT – Au grès des lutins – ceramist, Marie-Paule THUAUD – jewels creators, Marilia SCHETRITE – Enverre et Contrefil – jewels creators, Agata KAWA – ceramist – illustrator, Chris PELLETIER – ceramist, Laëtitia FORTIN and the CRAFT-LimogesYann REGIBIER – de la lame au pommeau –cutlery manufacturer, Michel LEMANS – cutlery manufacturer- blacksmith, Amélie HELIN – Kum-A – milliner hatter, Pierre CARCAUZON – Art’Pierre – stone sculptor, Les trois ratons laveurs – puppet creators, Virginie BOIS – jewels creator, Ludivine SOISSON – saddler, Armel BARRAUD – metal lace manufacturer, Valérie TANFIN – feather worker, Sviatlana SERBIN –  fashion designer dressmaker, Anne LE DORLOT – creator clay, wire and paper.