Art Glass Bowls ‘Sunflowers’ Tall Open Bowl by Peter Layton

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L: 11.5cm x D: 11.5cm x H: 19cm
2 kg

Art Glass Bowls ‘Sunflowers’ Tall Open Bowl by Peter Layton

These fine painterly art glass bowls by Peter Layton were inspired by a visit to the Van Gogh Museum in the Netherlands.

You can really feel the warmth of the summer sun reflected back at you from these glorious sunflowers.

An expressive, painterly series of art glass by the London Glass Master, it is bright and respondent and will bring real vibrancy to any room.

Perfect for a mantel shelf, sunny window sill or side table, this glass art bowl will stand tall and win the hearts of new admirers every day.

Luscious sunflowers with a few fine blades of green grass sat in the background to give extra depth to this fine handmade bowl.

For more sumptuous hand-blown glass bowls please see this section of our shop.

Art Glass Bowls Artist

It is hard to know where to start when you are beginning the biography of an internationally-renowned, living legend. When Boha Glass set up a virtual shop in 2010, Peter Layton was one of those names that rang in your ear with a hallowed tone. Since first seeing his undulating, reef-coloured glass artistry we have been smitten, like love-struck teenagers.

Peter was born in Prague in 1937, but his family settled in Bradford after fleeing the Nazis when Peter was just two years old. He grew up in West Yorkshire and discovered his love of the Arts, in part, thanks to his grandfather.

His school encouraged his talent for art and he became good friends with David Hockney. Peter went on to Bradford Technical College to study textiles whilst working in the rag trade between classes. He then did his stint of National Service, followed by a year on a kibbutz, before linking back up with Hockney at Bradford College of Art.

Here he abandoned textiles and painting in favour of ceramics at the Central School of Art in London. However, whilst teaching ceramics at the University of Iowa, Peter fell in love with the medium of glass. While teaching there he met an acquaintance of the pioneering Studio Glass artist Harvey Littleton. Peter improved his skills of glass artistry, however after an initial explosion and a badly burnt hand, Peter nearly gave up glass blowing for good. Thankfully, he persevered and set up the London Glassblowing Studio and Gallery in 1976. This studio is now one of the world’s foremost glassmaking centres; bang in the middle of London. From his London studio, Peter produces these great glass bowls art from the pink ‘Paradiso’ series.

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 11.5 × 11.5 × 19 cm

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