Custom Ornaments Pink ‘Paradiso’ Medium Dropper by Peter Layton
Custom ornaments from the pink ‘Paradiso’ series like this dropper are the perfect example of how glass art incorporates theatre. The tendrils of green and blue are electrifying, dancing on the two very different sides of this unique and heavy piece of glass. The shape allows the artist to further accentuate the power of colour and the backdrop of magenta and pink.
The one-off stoneform is of immense proportions both in colour and scale, it being one of the biggest custom ornaments by the artist. If your glass collection needs colour and vibrancy, then choose from the pink ‘Paradiso’ range. A carnival of colours, on an extra large scale, this one-off piece is certainly not for the fainthearted. Display this tremendous glass art as a centrepiece, bringing life, colour, and a lightening mood to your room.
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N.B. Peter Layton personally signs each unique and hand blown piece.
Custom 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 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 here in the heart of the city, Peter Layton brings you custom ornaments like this splendid dropper.