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Peter Layton

Paradiso shellform, one off Paradiso shellform, one off Ester Segarra
Battery Battery Ester Segarra
Unforeseen Consequences' Unforeseen Consequences' Ester Segarra
Strange Fruit Strange Fruit Ester Segarra
London Glassblowing Workshop
Managing Director

Born in Prague and brought up in England, Peter Layton studied ceramics at the Central School of Art and Design in London under some of the foremost potters of the day. He chanced upon glassblowing while teaching ceramics at the University of Iowa and since returning to Britain has been continuously at the forefront in promoting this magical and versatile medium.In the early 70's Peter Layton was instrumental together with Sam Herman, in setting up the Glasshouse in Covent Garden. He subsequently established his own small glass studio at his pottery at Morar in the Highlands of Scotland, a Glass Department at Hornsey College of Art (Middlesex University) and in 1976, the London Glassblowing Workshop.

Details about work or recent projects

Self taught as a glassmaker, Peter Layton's work is organic and tactile, striving to achieve a form of controlled asymmetry. Series evolve by 'sketching on the blowing iron', in the belief that an understanding of the work is best achieved through making. An inveterate beachcomber, his work is often drawn from some aspect of nature or something observedwhile travelling.

62-66 Bermondsey Street
London
SE1 3UD
United Kingdom info@londonglassblowing.co.uk http://www.londonglassblowing.co.uk
Technique: Casting, Cold work, Hot glass
Occupation: Artist, Gallery, Trade and Industry
Discipline: Architectural, Decorative, Fine art
Areas of Interest: Competitions, Conferences, Education