Square Glass Ornaments ‘Klimt Circles of Hope’ by Peter Layton

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Energizing Square Sculpture

L: 14cm x D: 6cm x H: 13cm
1.2 kg

Square Glass Ornaments ‘Klimt Circles of Hope’ by Peter Layton

Vibrant Square Glass Ornaments with beautifully rounded edges by glass master Peter Layton.

Part of the collaborative project with The National Gallery and the Royal Academy, these new pieces take their inspiration from the work of Gustav Klimt

Peter’s painting-inspired pieces of glass art have proved to be extremely popular, and we are sure this golden orange delight will fare just as well.

Part of a collection of four new series, this new, glorious interpretation of the iconic paintings from the famous Austrian painter.

Circles of Hope is directly inspired by a flowing robe worn by the elegant subject of the Hope masterpiece, a work in a signature, patterned-style of Gustav Klimt.

Square Glass Ornaments Artist

It is hard to know where to start when you begin 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.

Weight 1.2 kg
Dimensions 14 × 6 × 13 cm

1 review for Square Glass Ornaments ‘Klimt Circles of Hope’ by Peter Layton

  1. a collector

    this piece has tremendous presence. beautiful, elegant, striking

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