Layne Rowe

My journey in glass began nineteen years ago at the University of Central Lancashire, where I gained an Honours Degree in 3D Design, specialising in hot glass.

For the next seven years I worked with a number of inspirational glassmakers at Peter Layton’s London Glassblowing. Subsequently I set up a glass studio in Brazil and later, another one in Hertfordshire. I rejoined Peter in 2006, with a view to participating fully in the creative atmosphere he generates there, and which would allow me to satisfy my insatiable desire to explore this medium to the limits; its colour, physicality and myriad other qualities, in themselves an inspiration.

Many of my pieces are a synthesis of techniques intended for a harmonious resolution. Created from a complex multi-coloured blank, overlaid with transparent and opaque layers with clear glass, these are carved to create a textured surface exposing strata and veins, as demonstrated in my ‘Scarify’ series.

My most recent work uses glass as a seductive, but provocative medium, using traditional techniques and forms to create violent and threatening objects in a beautiful way - a transformation of something horrific into an emblem of hope and peace – a double take. This body of work is currently touring in the Crafts Council’s exhibition, “Breath Taking.”

 

Picking Daisies

 

 

Apachelier

Apachelier detail

Apachelier flower

Scarify Detail

Galaxy Bottles

Picking daisies 2

Morning dew Red

Picking daisies

Rosina

Scarfy seies 3

Scarify series

The Team

Anthony Scala

Anthony

Scala

Bruce Marks

Bruce

Marks

Jochen Ott

Jochen

Ott

Layne Rowe

Layne

Rowe

Louis Thompson

Louis

Thompson

Marie Holm

Marie

Holm

Cathryn Shilling

Cathryn

Shilling

Tim Rawlinson

Tim

Rawlinson

 

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