Red Ornaments ‘Pink Paradiso’ Medium Dropper by Peter Layton

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Radiant Red Glass Ornaments

L: 12cm x D: 7cm x H: 22cm
1.7 kg

Red Ornaments ‘Pink Paradiso’ Medium Dropper by Peter Layton

Exceptional red ornaments with poise and elegance. Small yet perfectly formed they will dominate the space they inhabit with their ecstatic swirls. Perfect for centrepieces or for mantelpieces in stylish modern homes.

These red ornaments have a rich colouration and sumptuous shape. When well lit, these ornaments will shimmer in the sunlight and produce a different look from every angle. They are a magical delight that will attract compliments from every visitor to your house.

N.B. Each piece is unique and is hand blown and personally signed by Peter Layton.

Red Ornaments 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 an almost hallowed tone.

Since first seeing his undulating, decorative perfume bottle 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 Pathologist grandfather who took him to art exhibitions and concerts.

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 and made a living in between classes working in the rag trade. 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 and continued his ceramic studies at the Central School of Art in London.

While subsequently teaching ceramics at the University of Iowa in America for three years, 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 tried to improve his skills of glass artistry, but glass has always had a touch of secretive alchemy about it, ever since the Venetians kept glass artists captive on the Island of Murano.

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, which is now one of the world’s foremost glassmaking centres; bang in the middle of London town. The furnace where small glass art comes to life on a daily basis.

Weight 1.7 kg
Dimensions 12 × 7 × 22 cm

3 reviews for Red Ornaments ‘Pink Paradiso’ Medium Dropper by Peter Layton

  1. Jean Dixon (verified owner)

    Ruby red twisted glass. I have bought this for my husband as it is our ruby wedding coming up. I saw it online and took a couple of months to decide whether to buy or not. Would it look as good as in the photo?
    I have just unwrapped it and WOW I am delighted. It is a stunning piece and will remind us, hopefully for many years to come, of our ruby celebrations. Thank you.

  2. anna (verified owner)

    An elegant, striking glass sculpture, its a beautiful addition to my newly decorated bedroom. Looks amazing from different angles with the light coming through it, it has pride of place on my fireplace mantlepiece. Highly recommended.

  3. Wendy Martin (verified owner)

    This ornament is beautiful. Daughter in law thrilled with it as a gift for her 40th birthday. Apart from that the service from Anna and Barnaby was second to none. Such good follow up and assistance as time was of the essence with the order. Good old fashioned service which is very unusual these days. Thank you both so much.

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