Hand Crafted Glass Ornament ‘Black Reef’ Tall Bowl by Peter Layton


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Ravishing Reef

L: 15cm x D: 15cm x H: 25cm
3 kg

Hand Crafted Glass Ornament ‘Black Reef’ Tall Bowl by Peter Layton

This handcrafted glass ornament by Peter Layton is inspired by the magnificence of the Great Barrier Reef. Bold colours on a backdrop of serene turquoise make it easy to see why. The vibrant splashes of turquoise, green and purple swirl around the bowl, giving form and meaning to this amazing glass art. Powerful and intense, the shape of this piece further accentuates the careful use of colours.

Add this gorgeous hand crafted glass ornament to your glass art collection. Full of life and colour, this bowl oozes character and charm.

N.B. Peter Layton personally signs each unique, hand-blown piece.

Hand Crafted Glass Ornament 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. It is here, right in the heart of the city that Peter Layton produces unique ornaments such as this hand crafted glass ornament.

Weight 3 kg
Dimensions 15 × 15 × 25 cm


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