We set off for Bagnols-Sur Ceze and head for Uzes for some more inspiration for our fused glass art creations. The sun is shining, not a cloud in the sky when we reach the plateaux on the road to Remoulin and turn off down winding lanes and past peacefully grazing grey Camargue poneys, through sleepy villages and old ladies collecting their bread from their bags left out for the mobile Boulangerie who delivered early this morning.
Colours of Provence
We see newly painted houses in what seems to be the new and latest colour of vivid violet replacing the familiar Provence and Lavender blue seen in this area for many years. Up we drive on the winding road to the hilltop town of Uzes where ladies with their gaily coloured baskets are wending their way to market.
No Fused Glass Art Here Yet!
We meander our way through the narrow streets following others on their way up to the vast array of stalls selling amazing cheeses, fruit the size of apples you have not seen in England, vegetables all shapes and sizes, oysters, gamba prawns, mussels and fish with strange sounding names as well as pots, pans, knives, fabric in every colour, brightly coloured pottery, bowls, olive oil jugs, baskets in every hue, children’s clothes, ladies, mens, shoes scarves, paintings and sculptures! There is so much to take in but one thing I notice, they are not selling any fused glass art pieces! There is hope for me on this market yet!!
We rest awhile at a pavement Cafe having lunch and watch the world pass by. Blissful! This is one of my favourite inspirational areas for fused glass arts designs as the natural colours of the stone combined with the radiant colours of the market fill my head with ideas!