Glass by Peter Layton

Peter Layton originally trained in ceramics, but the discovery of hot glass was the beginning of a love affair. He was inspired by the immediacy of this engaging yet elusive medium, and as much by the demanding process as the magical qualities of the material. Each piece represents an adventure and a challenge to control form and colour, while allowing the fluidity of the glass to contribute its own qualities and characteristics.

Self-taught as a glassmaker, Peter Layton's work is organic and tactile, striving to achieve a form of controlled asymmetry. His 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 observed while travelling.

Homage to Hockney

A collection of glass art, interpreting Hockney’s striking use of light, colour and form.



Fresh abstract gestural movement in strong blue hues.



Emulating the subtlety and delicacy of watercolours reminiscent of Monet in Giverny.



Developed by reversing the colours of an image on the computer.


Reflecting ice and snow layers over fields, hedgerows, trees and hillsides.



Released to celebrate our first anniversary in Bermondsey Street.




Evoking impressionistic meadows, spring flowers and big skies, sometimes stormy.







Expresses the cool fresh colours of a babbling brook in Spring.



Inspired by blossom in our early days at Rotherhithe.


Inspired by visiting Petra, a city hewn from sedimentary sandstone.



Evokes the amazing photographs of Earth taken from outer space.



Strong gestural mark-making in vibrant colours, influenced by the paintings of Hodgkin and Hockney


My impression of the Barrier Reef – one of the highlights of my life.



Drawn from brilliant ever-changing sunsets.



Uses an original technique to create opposing spirals within a piece.


This popular range, released in Summer 2011, was inspired by Gaugin's paintings.



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