Enjoy the European Arts and Crafts Days at the Moulin de la Blies in Sarreguemines

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JEMA Musées de Sarreguemines

On 6 and 7 April, the Moulin de la Blies site will be opening its doors to you for the 18th edition of the JEMA, the biggest international event dedicated to arts and crafts. The Sarreguemines museums will be unveiling their brand new "Cristallisations" exhibition.

Do you know

the JEMA* ?

The Journées Européennes des Métiers d’Art* (in French – European Arts and Crafts Days) are organised by the INMA* (Institut National des Métiers d’Art – in French), one of whose missions is to encourage the transmission of know-how. This new edition takes place from 2 to 7 April 2024, throughout France and Europe. Open days, workshops, exhibitions, events, itineraries… these days invite the public to meet professionals in the arts and crafts at the heart of museums, cultural and heritage institutions, businesses and self-employed people.

JEMA 2024

Sarreguemines museums

and the JEMA*

The MOULIN DE LA BLIES will be the main venue for the JEMA. With the Museum of Faience Techniques, it is the ideal place to show the work that was done here in the 19th century and to honour the work that is still done today by passionate ceramic craftsmen. Contemporary creations rub shoulders with pieces from museum collections, bearing witness to the remarkable faience-making skills of the Sarreguemines factory. Discover the JEMA programme below.
At the Faïence Museum, take advantage of this event to discover the beautiful exhibition L’Art déco s’invite à table, labelled an Exhibition of National Interest.

Admission to both museums will be free throughout the weekend.

The programme

of this exceptional event

Exposition Cristallisations Moulin de la Blies(c) Musées de Sarreguemines
Exposition Cristallisations Moulin de la Blies

❚VISIT • Exhibition

The Sarreguemines museums will be unveiling a brand new exhibition at the Moulin de la Blies: “Cristallisations”.

This technique first appeared during the Art Nouveau period and was very popular. Pieces decorated with crystalline enamels – better known as “crystallisations” – enjoyed great success throughout Europe from the end of the 19th century until the 1930s. The Faïencerie de Sarreguemines took advantage of this craze to develop its own production.

This unique exhibition combines pieces from the Museums’ collections with creations by contemporary ceramists, most of them from Alsace and Moselle. It offers a fresh look at works that remain a source of inspiration for 21st-century ceramists, while explaining this specific technique in greater detail.

📅 Open this weekend till 22 December.
✴︎ Guided tours of the exhibition saturday april 6 and sunday april 7 afternoon


❚MEETING • Talk about crystallising by Marcel Bannwart

To mark the launch of the “Cristallisations” exhibition, which features the technique of the same name, the Museums of Sarreguemines have invited Marcel Bannwart to give a talk on the subject. He will offer an introduction to this technique, accessible to both beginners and experts. The talk will conclude with a question and answer session.

📅 Sunday 7 April at 3pm  Auditorium of the Moulin de la Blies  € Free



Children’s workshops at the Moulin de la Blies

The casting technique was widely used by the manufactory in the 19th century. It enabled many pieces to be reproduced identically, while preserving the finesse of the details. How was this achieved? Quite simply by pouring the liquid paste, known as barbotine, into sculpted plaster moulds.

At the Moulin de la Blies, the casting technique is still used for fun workshops with children.
The “Deforme ta forme” workshop is an opportunity for budding ceramists to practise this technique with the help of an adult, while having fun at the same time: carefully pour your piece into moulds reproduced from original moulds from the factory, let it set patiently, delicately unmould it and then deform it!
Have a great time and create a unique 4-hand piece!

Atelier Déforme ta forme

📅 Next workshop on Sunday 26 May 2024 🕐 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m  Moulin de la Blies
Adult admission €5 • children free / entertainment €5
Children aged 8 and over accompanied by an adult • By reservation (places are limited).


Don’t miss a thing

JEMA*, practical information

● JEMA in the MUSEUMS in Sarreguemines ▪ 6 and 7 April 2024 ●
Free access to both museums

❚Faience Museum

🕐 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 6pm
Current exhibition “L’art déco s’invite à table” on view until 24 December. 

❚Moulin de la Blies

🕐 10am to 6pm
 New exhibition “Cristallisations” on view until 22 December

+ guided tours of the exhibition saturday april 6 and sunday april 7 afternoon

+ conference on sunday 7 April 2024 at 3pm – Auditorium 

+ the shop and tearoom will be open during the event.

● The JEMA* at the TOURIST OFFICE Sarreguemines Confluences ●
❤ NEW IN SHOP ! The ceramic corner

Logo Corner Céramique Office de Tourisme Sarreguemines Confluences

Bringing modern ceramics to life! This is also the mission that the Tourist Office has set itself.

From Thursday 4 April, ceramists from Moselle will be taking it in turns to exhibit their work in the Moselle Ceramics Exhibition Shop at the Tourist Office.

The first appointment not to be missed (until July 2024) is with three inspiring contemporary ceramists:

Discover these original creations at the Tourist Office!

● The JEMA* from 2 to 7 April 2024 ●
All the exceptional events and meetings in France can be found on: journeesdesmetiersdart.fr

[*JEMA : Journées Européennes des Métiers d’Art = European Arts and Crafts Days]

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