For its 27th edition, the Tupiniers du Vieux-Lyon Festival payed tribute to the work of ARTE DIEM, an organization based in St Chamond, Loire.

Inside the Lazaristes’ school courtyard, a large exhibition presented the pieces created during the organization’s artist-in-residence program. Always pairing a ceramicist with another visual artist, these biennial residencies have been exploring new duos of artist for the last ten years.

In front of the courtyard, the public discovered the current work of these five ceramists.


The guests:

Jean Jacques Dubernard, a ceramicist from Roussillon (38), who participated in the first residency: "Connivence", in 2003, alongside calligrapher Lassaâd Metoui.

Vincent Buffile, a ceramicist from Aix en Provence (13), who took part in the 2005 residency: "Terre singulière" with plastic artist Louis Molle.

Dominique Bajard, a ceramicist based in Montchal (42), who worked with cartoonist Patrick Larme in the 2007 residency: "Daphnée".

The late Emmanuel Peccate, a ceramicist who attended the 2009 residency called “Osmose” with master glassmaker Suzanne Philidet.

Brigitte Long, a ceramicist based in Balbins (38), who participated in the last residency: "Blanche et Noire", alongside Swiss calligrapher Denise Lach.

The partners

Arte Diem (Saint Chamond)

Created in 1991 and based in Fonsala, Saint Chamond (42), this organization is open to those who wish to express themselves through ceramics. Arte Diem’s studios are open to all, as no prior knowledge or technical skills are required to attend the workshops. The only things that matter are the will to dare and the desire to express oneself.

Tutors, professional artists and the organization founders are there to provide support, so that every child, teenager or adult may find their own artistic language.

Arte Diem organizes training courses, artist residencies and exhibitions, including an exhibition dedicated to young ceramicists that takes place every two years.

The association also works with schools, proposing artistic activities and workshops.