Glasswork & Earthenware
From Biot and Moustiers-Sainte-Marie
The region’s glassmaking tradition was born in the Fifties in Biot, a little village with steep lanes situated a stone’s throw from Nice. The glass bubbles are created with carbon dioxide, generated by sprinkling caustic soda on the molten glass – you can admire the talented glassblowers at work as soon as you push open the door to the Verrerie de Biot. The tour includes a stunning gallery showing works by internationally-renowned contemporary artists. Earthenware is another flagship tradition in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and the local creations are reputed for their purity. Earthenware and ceramics have been produced in the Provencal village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie since the 16th century. The clay is fired, then decorated with a thousand gorgeous colours and motifs. And of course, every artisan has their own personal style.
The best addresses
- Verrerie de Biot, Biot
- Musée de la Faïence, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie
- Atelier de Faïence Lallier, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie