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.

WheatfieldTurnerFire and IceMemories and Poppies

Wheatfield, inspired by ‘A Wheatfield, with Cypresses’, (by Vincent Van Gogh)

Turner, inspired by a painting, by Turner

Fire & Ice is an evolution of Glacier series. The perfect balance of fiery reds, and frosted wintery tones of white and black, this pattern exokes a marvellous sense of fire contained.

Memories and Poppies by Peter Layton

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Arrival of SpringGarrowbyHomage to HockneyTahiti
I am thrilled to announce my new Arrival of Spring series – a collection of glass art, interpreting Hockney’s striking use of light, colour and form

Made in collaboration with the Royal Academy, This series is a wonderful homage to the work of David Hockney.

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

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

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

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

Released to celebrate our first anniversary in Bermondsey Street.

Developed by reversing the colours of an image on the computer.
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Evokes the amazing photographs of Earth taken from outer space.

Drawn from brilliant ever-changing sunsets.

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

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

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Fresh abstract gestural movement in strong blue hues.

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

Inspired by blossom in our early days at Rotherhithe.

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

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