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European artistic crafts days: sublimating everyday life

A very festive atmosphere in Gouvieux, France, on 1st and 2nd of April at the artisans’ troglodyte village

JEMA 2023 - European Artistic Crafts Days - Open studios.

Let’s meet in Gouvieux on the occasion of the European artistic crafts days!

Anne de la Forge, Contemporary Art Enameler invites Mizanne, ceramicist and I to showcase our latest creations in art enamel, ceramics and linocut prints.

We will happily meet with you at the troglodyte village of Gouvieux, Saturday, 1st April and Sunday, 2nd April 2023 from 10:00 to 18:00 - Impasse des carrières, Gouvieux - France. Also, find us online:

As is the tradition, the other artisans of the village are also holding their open studios! More information to plan you visit:

  • On Saturday 1st April, there also will be a swinging jazz concert as well as a conference on the history of the Troglodytes.

  • You will also be able to find snacks on site.

  • The winegrowers' association will welcome you on Saturday and on Sunday for a visit of the Gouvieux vineyard and the cellar (free entry, park in the rue des Carrières car park).

The Artistic Crafts Days were created in 2002, upon the request of the French government.

They are named European Artistic Crafts Days (EACD) since 2012. They were launched by the Institut National des Métiers d’Art (INMA) and have become the first international event dedicated to crafts. They take place every year during the beginning of spring. Craft studios open their doors to the public and outdoor demonstrations are held by craftspeople, training schools and museums.

Spain under focus for the 2023 European Artistic Crafts Days!

In Spain, the EACD (in Spanish Los Días Europeos de la Artesanía) are coordinated by two institutions working together, Fundesarte et Oficio y Arte.

Their regional coordinators work to help artisans organise their open doors. In 2022, more than 400 events were organised throughout the country, which makes it the third largest participation after France and Germany.

Spanish craftspeople and their traditional and innovative know-how will be highlighted. The collaborative projects between France and Spain and cross-border exchanges will be encouraged.

Within the Euroregion spread between France and Spain, Nouvelle Aquitaine enjoys strong partnerships with the regions of Navarre and Euskadi. As a cross-border region rich in culture and exchanges, it will be able to highlight the crafts and living heritage sector.


To know more about the programming in Europle, please follow this link.


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