This year the Festival
de Cornouaille has taken the step of changing the local business exhibition
so that it is right next to the cathedral, in the Place Laënnec. Right
at the heart of the festival, 4,500 visitors daily are welcomed by the
top names in the agri-food industry: along with a warm welcome, there
are Breton cakes, cider and beer and more...
Local craft workers are interspersed with the other companies to give
a better overall picture of the Cornouaillaise economy. Danvez is an
association that groups them together, and its president is Gérard Le
Strat-Robier. Al Livour Kouer is a keen inventor/creator who wants to
bring about a revolution in craft world, similar to the one being experienced
on the music scene. The first results of his research on Celtic patterns
look very promising, and could bring fresh ideas to the aesthetics of
furniture or ceramics.
A few stands further on, Patricia explains the pottery production process
at H B Henriot. " Three centuries of history, passion, and know-how
at Locmaria on the banks of the river Odet!" The new design "Avel Vor"
was created by Philippe Lalys, the "best worker in France" and an employee
of Quimper HB Henriot. Every piece of pottery is hand-painted, and so