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Doors to Old Copper Studios

The doors to old copper studios in Durfort in southwestern France are weathered, colorful and heavy. On some you’ll find a doorknocker shaped like a hand rapping,  or the name of one of the town’s original coppersmiths engraved on a … Continue reading

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Artist’s Retreat in Durfort, France

This is the door to La Cascade.  Last May I was one of a small group of American artists studying and working at this artists’ retreat in the medieval village of Durfort in the Midi-Pyrenees region of the south of … Continue reading

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Copper Museum in Old French Village

Durfort, a French village of coppersmiths first settled in the 16th Century, is dotted with copper pots hanging at the doorways of homeowners.  This tiny place–three streets long– lost many villagers who served in World War I.  It commemorates its … Continue reading

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