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Santons Campana

Manufacture of figurines
300 traverse de la vallée
13400 Aubagne
Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur

Sale to private individuals and professionals

Stéphane Campana has been modelling and moulding clay "santon” figurines in Aubagne since 1998.

In the tradition of the santon-maker, he has one collection of entirely moulded clay santons with dimensions of 5cm and 7cm, and another collection of 30cm-tall dressed santon figurines.

He pays great attention to the expressions and the accessories of these little figures. To keep the tradition alive, he is gently moving it forwards, making santons of famous people, or customised santons.

The quality of a santon is above all down to the variety and the expression of the faces, which is a reflection of the santon-maker's personality, and those of Stéphane Campana are particularly successful, such as his exceptional biblical collection.

The company owns about thirty unique items that came from the Lagnel workshop (1764-1822), the inventor of clay santons. These are 19th-century plaster moulds.