Glass Droppers ‘Green Paradiso’ by Peter Layton
These beautifully curved glass droppers, with their slim neck and fluted rim, are a delight to behold. These magnificent glass droppers boast a magical overflowing rim.
The patterns intertwine and lap over the edge until they become lost into a deep ocean of tranquillity. Every inch of the viewable service is coated to perfection, intensifying the effect of the glass droppers. A hallmark of the ‘Paradiso’ series, this dropper is intense, illuminating, and breathtaking.
Once again, Peter Layton creates another fine piece to add to his impressive collection of alluring handblown glass art.
These gorgeous glass droppers are sure to attract admiring comments and deserve pride of place in any room.
N.B. Peter Layton personally signs and hand-blown each unique piece.
Glass Droppers 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 ethereal glass droppers like this tall fluted Stoneform.