Ornamental Glass Pink ‘Paradiso’ Large Wide Stoneform
The large wide stoneform from Peter Layton’s collection of ornamental glass is elegant and cool. The rich and volcanic reds blend perfectly with the cool banding to make a theatrical performance to remember. Tendrils of electric blue and green dance on the stage of magenta and pink. Your eyes will be met with a carnival of colours when you purchase this stoneform today.
Ornamental glass from the pink ‘Paradiso’ series is guaranteed to bring your collection to life. Creating light and warmth, the pieces demand your attention. This stoneform is a perfect example of the marvellous use of colour by the artists, mixing warmth with cold to perfection. The vessel will sit perfectly on your table as a centrepiece and will become the not just the focal but the talking point of your home.
N.B.Peter Layton personally signs each unique, hand-blown piece.
Ornamental Glass 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 his London studio, Peter produces many types of ornamental glass including his flagship ornamental glass ‘Paradiso’ series.