July 23, 2018 – Toul and Longwy, France

Too much is happening. This morning we drove to Toul, about 40 minutes from Jacqueline’s, to meet a ceramics artist. She met us at her co-op gallery, La Petite Boucherie (the little butcher shop), located at 11, rue de la petite boucherie. It’s a wonderful, open, simple gallery that shows the work well. The artist, Pascale-Louise (https://www.pascale-louise.com/), explained about the gallery, then had us follow her to her studio. In the process of talking to her, she suggested I keep an eye out for the artist residency program that Toul is expected to be offering soon….

 

After a quick lunch in a shopping center parking lot, we continued on to Longwy, a town known for its enamels, and Saint-Jean l’Aigle, one of the best-known (if not the best known) ateliers (http://saintjeanlaigle.com/index.html). It’s a family affair, with the head, Jacques Peiffer, his wife, daughter and granddaughter at the very least, creating. As it turns out, we had a tour with Dr. Peiffer through an interesting museum of enamel work that he’s collected and created.

Jacques Peiffer with knife he created

Jacques Peiffer with knife he created

He suggested I come and spend a few days next year, working with him. He also suggested I send at least photos for an upcoming exhibition he’s putting together. Even if nothing comes of any of this, it was an exciting day. And talking to someone who’s passionate about making high-quality art and dabbling here and there in glass for many years was very motivating.

4 Comments

  1. what fun, Drink wine for me.

  2. Hi Diane! I am glad to hear that you are enjoying your visit there.

  3. Pam Roberts

     /  July 23, 2018

    Exciting!

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