The art of the Santon craftsman is popular. It is an art that is simple, sincere and authentic in its inspiration, rudimentary in its technique to allow the full richness of the imagination to be expressed.
The Santon craftsman is skilful, observant, creative and inspired. From clay and hands, then from a brush, reality emerges to meet up with myth, and thus a Santon is born, set in the attitude that distinguishes it and makes it worthy of joining the little people of Provençal mythology. Poetry then gushes forth from inspiration. It is fed by thousands of details both observed and remembered. A long period of observation which slowly imprints this moment, this glance, this gesture, and the harmony of fabrics into the memory of the Santon craftsman. A continuous search, in the manner of improvising poets whose expert wanderings made it possible to capture, in images and in rhymes, the life of people who have thus entered into legend.