Hand Crafted Glass Turquoise ‘Paradiso’ Small Stoneform
The hand crafted glass turquoise ‘Paradiso’ small stone form is arguably the most synonymous and famous shape from the series by Peter Layton. This hand blown glass art form shows a freedom of movement of colours that is unique. Its quality sets it apart from other studio pieces. A truly first-class addition to your art collection.
The vibrant colours of scarlet, peach, and orange make this hand crafted glass turquoise ‘Paradiso’ one of a kind. The swirling patterns on a backdrop of opaque and translucent turquoise melt together as the sun rays catch this piece. Be sure to give this stoneform pride of place in an area of natural light within your home for an experience that will ensure you fall in love with glass art by Peter Layton
Hand Crafted Glass Turquoise ‘Paradiso’ Small Stoneform 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.
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. The turquoise hand crafted glass stoneform is just one of dozen of spectacular glassworks that come out of Peter’s London studio.