Abbé Pierre Pacton

French, 1856–1938

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Abbé Pierre Pacton

French, 1856–1938

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Parish priest turned master potter, Pierre Pacton lived in the town of Arquian, in Saint-Amand-en-Puisaye, the heart of one of the most important pottery areas in France. Over the centuries, Saint-Amand-en-Puisaye has attracted craftsmen with its high quality clay. One of the artists drawn to the region was sculptor Jean Carriés, who moved there in 1888. Abbé Pacton was amongst a number of notable artists who were greatly inspired by the magnificent creations of Carriés. [Source: Jason Jacques]

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Parish priest turned master potter, Pierre Pacton lived in the town of Arquian, in Saint-Amand-en-Puisaye, the heart of one of the most important pottery areas in France. Over the centuries, Saint-Amand-en-Puisaye has attracted craftsmen with its high quality clay. One of the artists drawn to the region was sculptor Jean Carriés, who moved there in 1888. Abbé Pacton was amongst a number of notable artists who were greatly inspired by the magnificent creations of Carriés. [Source: Jason Jacques]

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