Small Glass Ornaments ‘Green Paradiso’ Small Dropper by Peter Layton
The green ‘Paradiso’ small dropper s a perfect representation of how the artist expresses colourways to perfection no matter how small or large the piece. One of many small glass ornaments by Peter Layton, choose the small dropper for a first or successive addition to your glass art collection. The small sculpture is flamboyant and uses gold and red bands to add depth and warmth.
The bands of gold and red in the green ‘Paradiso’ series are woven together beautifully to create tonal variations. The small glass ornaments from the ‘Paradiso’ series each take on their own individual personality. With such warmth and character, the small dropper will be the centre of attention in any room of your home.
N.B. Peter Layton personally signs each unique, hand-blown piece.
Small Glass 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 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 the furnace of his London studio, Peter Layton brings small glass ornaments, sculptures, vessels, and much more.