Unique Ornaments Green ‘Paradiso’ Wide Stoneform by Peter Layton
Unique ornaments from the green ‘Paradiso’ series use a serene ocean backdrop together with bold opaque bands of colouring. The peach, red, and gold bands weave together to form the pattern-work for this stoneform. His sculptural approach to vessel making means that no two pieces are ever the same. This wide stoneform is no exception, its large dimensions allowing it to really stands out from the crowd.
Choose this stoneform by Peter Layton to make an intense and bold statement in your home. The pattern is dominated by gorgeous desert ochres, an intense band of warming red snaking throughout the entire piece. The cool of the deep ocean comes together in perfect harmony with the rich sands and heat of the earths’ core, this sculpture taking on its very own life form.
Unique 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.
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. It is here, right in the heart of the city that Peter Layton produces unique ornaments such as this stoneform.