New Web Address

We have now become the name of the Association : Lecloscharmant.org please visit http://www.lecloscharmant.org for updates to project and recent news. Please bookmark us, follow or tell your friends …. thankyou

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Rafa Pérez – Ceramic Artist

Rafa Pérez

Ceramics

I met Rafa at an exhibition he was showing at La Borne Center Of  Ceramics last year,  where he is going to do another expo  this year. He told me he likes to explore and experiment with his work in mixed media. He is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics and has done many exhibitions all over the world. Visit his site to see his work.

Summer Kitchen

After staying at Sueng Ho Yang‘s place in Montigny, France last year I was really impressed with the idea of his summer kitchen, a very social active place, featuring a barbeque made of 26 fire bricks which after the cooking served as a very good under table foot warmer. This will definitely be a project at Le Clos Charment this summer.

A Growing Project

If you are interested in the Clos Charment project please take a look at the ‘Helping Us’ page which has a link at the top right of this page or use the contact form in the contact Le Clos Charmant link.

We are looking for artists, wwoofer’s, permaculturalists and volunteers to help really get the project going.

“Every Euros Helps”  If you can’t help in person and the project interests you why not donate a euro or two to the association using the Donate button in the right hand column. (We are a registered non-profit organisation in France )

Thank-you in advance

Sara Fernée

Sara Fernée

Bike Wheel Shelter at Small World Festival

Bike Wheel Shelter at WoWo

is a practicing artist and qualified teacher who makes prints, collage, sitespecific installations, film, furniture and sculpture.

Sara graduated from the BA Fine Art Sculpture course at Brighton University in 2005 and has since then been running workshops, making work and collaborating with other artists. Sara is passionate about the value of sharing skills and ideas; feeling that creativity is all the richer for doing so.

She has specific skills in 3D Construction, Print Making, Photography and Carpentry and has coordinated exhibitions, projects and arts based initiatives throughout her career.

Call To artists and creators …

If you are an artist or creative professional and would like to post an article on this blog we will be pleased to review it for inclusion and thank-you in advance for your support of our blog. Please send to lecloscharmant@yahoo.fr for review.

We will add links to included articles …. please confirm a link to our blog

The Non-Profit Association Le Clos Charmant (loi du 1 juillet 1901)

Le Clos Charmant. (Boemus Klos is Breton for Le Clos Charmant)
The main object of this non-profit association (R.N.A. : W462001205) is to give to its members the possibility to be involved and participate in art and culture. To learn the methods and techniques through practice, skills exchanges, courses, events and exhibitions.

Le Clos Charmant is a new project for a Center for Arts and Culture based near Guingamp, Brittany, France. The Center is due to open in Summer 2012.

As a non-profit association, the center is reliant on the interest of others (artists, makers, environmentalists, teachers and learners); it will provide sanctuary, inspiration and skills based knowledge for those that invest time and energy into it.

Aims of Clos Charmant

To provide a space for professional artists to generate work

To provide opportunity for artists to share skills

To be a place for people to come to in order to learn new skills through courses and workshops

To be an inspiring environment; through drawing on the natural beauty of the surroundings, functioning sustainably and showcasing the work of artists and makers (both outside and in our exhibition space)

To function as a self-sustaining, non-profit organisation

Central to Le Clos Charmant is a philosophy of sustainability, collaboration and professionalism. We take the Arts seriously and understand the value of networking and exchange in contemporary art practice. We anticipate that Le Clos Charmant is going to evolve over time, growing to suit the needs of its community.