THE GENUINE NORMAN COPPERSMITHS
NORMANDY – FRANCE
Beautiful like gold, gifted like silver, copper has been an ally of man for thousands of years.
The small Norman town of Villedieu-les-Poêles has been known for its brassware for centuries.
Its coppersmith masters have been repelling, tinning, polishing and hammering for decades.
In the workshop, the dust, the smells, the colors, the VHS on a loop, the flame, the routine speech of the guide who leads the visit…
And in the middle, a color, a shine.
In the form of plates, scraps, pots and pans, tumblers, even a bathtub, copper imposes a presence that plays with the passage of time.
We also learn that he leads, cleanses and heals.
And how can you make good jam without a copper bowl?