Collectible Glass Ornaments ‘Piccolo’ Tall Stoneform by Peter Layton
Highly Collectible Glass Ornaments from the legendary furnace of glass master Peter Layton.
‘Piccolo’ Tall Stoneform is a shining exemplar of expressive, painterly glass. The piece is woven with a bright, articulate colour palette that is strong, yet perfectly balanced.
From two central ‘buttons’ the colours burst forth in beautiful arcs in all directions, wrapping themselves right around the piece and enveloping them in their warm chromatic tones.
Strong and rounded, with a delicate base, the piece shouts out its presence in fierce colourful tones. No one will miss its presence when they walk into your home or office. A powerful centrepiece that will leave viewers awestruck.
With flair and good grace, this ultra-modern piece has vintage styling which means it can work in both a modern apartment or a stately home.
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Collectible Glass Ornaments 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.
At school in Bradford, his talent for art was encouraged 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.