Exhibition in Provence

I posted a couple of weeks ago that I have been offered the chance to have a small show of my work in the beautiful hilltop village of Saignon in Provence.

Saignon, in the Luberon National Park is a beautiful place to visit


I have been so excited about the prospect and have now firmed up the dates as Sat & Sun 15/16 July and 19/20 August – so will add them as events to the calendar.

Saignon is a spectacularly beautiful village, sitting on a rocky outcrop above Apt in the Luberon National Park, with views along the valley towards Avignon, stretching around towards the Alpes de Haute Provence.

The view from the village towards Mont Ventoux (Le Geant de Provence)


It has a wonderful relaxed feel to it and it is a lovely place to while away a couple of hours, wandering the streets…..

A quirky painted pug peeping from behind a shutter in the main street


………sitting by the fountain……..

My bike ‘Miss Daisy’ by the village fountain


………or simply having a coffee at one of the delightful cafes that there are in the village….

One of the symbols of France parked opposite one of the village cafes


In the summer the views are dotted with stripes of purple when the lavender fields are in full bloom and it has to be one of the best places I can think of to view a sunset.

Sunflowers and lavender below Saignon last July


The small shows will take place in a beautiful medieval cellar,

This will be a lovely place to be – out of the heat of the sun in July


It is accessed from the street just behind the lovely Bistrot L’Atelier on the central Place de L’Horloge, which is always a nice lunch or coffee stop too.

Bistrot L’Atelier, before the sun gets up!


It will be great to be able to take some of the pieces back to where they started, with the majority of the French items I use in my work having been found in the local Brocante markets including those at L’Isle Sur La Sorgue and Carpentras.

A stall at last summer’s August Antiques Festival in L’Isle Sur La Sorgue


Of course I will worry about the standard of my French when it comes to chatting to people (I really must work out what ‘every piece has its own story to tell’ is in French), but I’m sure it will be good fun and I am just looking forward now to getting back out to Provence & introducing some new people to my designs.

Heavy cuff bracelet made from an antique French silver napkin ring


Needless to say if you find yourself in the area over those dates please pop up and say hello – it would be lovely to see you.

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