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Max Lamb graduated from the RCA and has extensive expertise within the glass art and design sectors.
Max runs SALT glass studios, a glass and print studio creating sculptures to contemporary pieces using traditional processes and also runs a year round course program with the artist Dr Fiona Wilkes.
Max creates a diverse range of glass work from free-blown, cast and kiln ranges and one-off pieces to large-scale public art and corporate architecture commissions.
Max has also worked with several leading UK glass studios and art institutions (Danny Lane Ltd; Peter Layton Associates, London Glassblowing Workshops, Flux Glass Design, London Glass Works; Sandfish Glass, University of Central Lancashire; De Montfort University; Bob Crooks’ First Glass).
I have been a glassmaker for over thirty years having trained originally with Peter Layton. My work is organic and takes its lead from the things I see around me in the Devon countryside. I work exclusively with blown glass: an exacting process which teaches me new things on a daily basis.
Amanda Lawrence trained in glass design and kiln work at the University of Wolverhampton and the International Glass Centre, Brierley Hill. She is also a Fellow of the Guild of Glass Engravers. She specialises in fused and slumped vessels, sculptures and wall pieces and in making her own kiln formed glass shapes for engraving. She works from her own studio both for exhibition and to commission.Amanda Lawrence's work is inspired by movement in natural forms, especially animals and birds, and by their symbolic significance in myth and legend.
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.