For three days, about fifteen crafts will be gathered in the heart of the Château de Quintin. These professionals, passionate and concerned about transmission, will present their know-how, show their work tools, explain the different stages of production, from the raw material to the finished product, but also talk about their training, the history of their techniques, and exchange ideas in an educational manner. Thematic tours of the château focusing on creative techniques (for a fee), as well as screenings of documentaries on loan from the Institut National des Métiers d’Art will complete the programme. Friday will be entirely dedicated to welcoming schoolchildren.
As part of the theme “Art crafts, materials at work”, a touch room will allow visitors to learn about the materials by touching various samples provided by our craftsmen: wood, linen, stone, clay, thread, hair, metal, pigment, etc… It will be forbidden not to touch!
Will be present at these days: the workshop of Romy Hamon (marker-gilder), Anne-Yvonne David (terracotta modelling), François Poisson (restoration of old clocks and watches), Maïté Hamon (Japanese NuiDo embroidery), Studio LeR (enameller on lava), Fabrice Lentz (stone sculptor), the company Alain Macé (campanist), Josiane Person (bobbin lace-maker), David Marsouin (stonecutter), but also the Fabrique – atelier du Lin de Quintin. The Compagnons du Devoir will also be present with about ten masons, roofers, carpenters who will demonstrate their know-how. Finally, the national association “l’outil en main”, which trains young people in the arts and crafts, will be represented by Colette Davis (potter), André Le Coz (woodcarver), Gérard Leparoux (upholsterer) and Claude Burah (leatherworker).
An “exceptional event” not to be missed: Hyacinthe de Keranrouë, a painting restorer, will be giving talks on works from the château’s collections and will present to the public, by reservation, the different stages of his work (duration 1h to 1h30).
Not forgetting, for young and old: wooden games in the park, on-site catering, sale of pancakes and drinks.
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Following the latest measures announced by the government, the Château de Quintin is exceptionally closed to visitors until further notice.