Large Glass Ornament ‘Archipelago’ Sailform by Peter Layton


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L: 18cm x D: 6.5cm x H: 18cm
2 kg

Large Glass Ornament ‘Archipelago’ Sailform by Peter Layton

This large glass ornament is part of the brand-new ‘ Archipelago’ series, developed from the ever-popular ‘Paradiso’ series.

The new series takes its inspiration from the landscape and environmental concerns and is an expressive and painterly treatment of art glass.

The archipelago series was primarily influenced by Yann Arthus-Bertrand‘s amazing aerial photographs of the earth, taken from the air.

With its beautiful peach-like shape and delicate strands of colour spiking through the piece like strikes of lightning, the Archipeligo is an exciting piece of art glass worthy of centrepiece status.

A perfect addition to a study, or panelled room, this piece would also sit well in an ochre or Mexicana-painted room. A beautiful piece of modern Bohemian glass that will stir intrigue and admiration from its beholders.

To see more of the ever-popular ‘Paradiso’ range by Peter Layton, then please click on this link.

N.B. Each piece is unique and each large glass ornament is personally signed by Peter Layton.

Large 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.

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.

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 18 × 6.5 × 18 cm


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