Sunday, 1 March 2009

Theme Day: Biot Glass


One of the must-sees on the tourist itinerary is the glass works at Biot, a village just in from the coast between Antibes and Villeneuve Loubet, where you can watch glassblowers actually creating some of the glassware on sale in the shop. It's an interesting experience though it's hard to imagine how they can stand the heat in the Summer; there's no point in air conditioning when your mouth is pressed inches away from molten glass and there are furnaces blazing away in the background.
I took the photo in the cool air of the gallery where various glass sculptures and other items are for sale.

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24 comments:

Babooshka said...

That's a gorgeous piece. Just added another place to the to do list. Really need to be living there. It's all too much.

Champ Townboy said...

Beautiful. This is something I'd love to see in person.

Denton said...

beautiful ... the blue is just outstanding.

Priyanka Khot said...

The blue color adds tremendously to the beauty of the glass work. Beautiful!

Happy March :-)

Jilly said...

Just gorgeous Angela. I had no idea the Biot glass was such a blue. I've got a lamp made of Biot glass and it's a sort of ochre colour and for some odd reason I assumed that's what all Biot glass was. I'm learning. Love the photo too.

angela said...

The glassware comes in all different colours, Jilly, though this paperweight wasn't in the shop but was in the exhibition centre. It was for sale but hadn't been made on the premises.

Hyde DP said...

Amazing colours!

alice said...

I knew glasses from Biot but these pieces are more impressive! I love to watch these artists at work...
Have a good Sunday, Angela.

Catherine said...

It reminds me of Murano.

Looking at master craftsmen blowing glass work is always stunning and interesting.

Hilda said...

Beautiful! I would love to watch them at work. I can't even begin to imagine how they control the different colors and transparencies. Fascinating theme day post!

Pat and Abe said...

This is extra ordinarily nice.

Bohol Today said...

Elegant looking glass.

Greensboro Daily said...

Biot is on our list of "must see" glassmakers. Our friend has the controlled bubble drinking glasses and, even when drinking water, it seems like you are celebrating with champagne!

This is our first time participating in theme day and it is so much fun!

Tanya said...

Isn't that fun to watch?! Beautiful pieces!

George said...

This is a beautiful piece -- the colors are exquisite. We watched glassblowers at work in Jamestown, Virginia. It was summer and it was HOT!

Saretta said...

Wow, beautiful!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

theme day was so fun this time as there were so many wonderful pieces of glass art that were captured. your photo is excellent.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Your photo does indeed look like a French interpretation of glass. So elegant.

Sterl the Pearl's Daily Pics of Boulder said...

I love this! I have been to Biot to see them make these beautiful things. I bought a flower vase that sits in the window. I think about that wonderful trip each day. Love your photo!!!!!!

Virginia said...

That does it , I must see my artist friend at work on her glass. Yours is gorgeous.
V

Kate said...

Glass blowing is fascinating, not only because of the technique, but also because of the final product. Good choice!!

magiceye said...

fascinating and pretty

JM said...

Very nice art works! Great choice!

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

I love their feature and design. Thank you for sharing !