Wide Glass ‘Pink Paradiso’ Wide Stoneform by Peter Layton
Choose wide glass from the pink ‘Paradiso’ series by Peter Layton to add vibrancy and life to your home. Each piece from the series will add a theatrical presence to your room, the tendrils of electric blue and red dancing in the foreground. Capable of elevating even the darkest of moods, the dazzling pink and magenta backdrop creates the stage for the theatrical performance.
A shining example of the methodology used by Peter, this wide glass is so rich it appears almost incandescent. Bring movement to your home and to your life when you choose art glass from Peter’s pink ‘Paradiso’ series. Lose track of time as you watch the swirling tendrils dance around, catching the light as they move with elegance and grace.
N.B. Peter Layton personally signs each piece.
Wide 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 a 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 you his flagship ‘Paradiso’ series and these stunning round ornaments. This is where everything from wide glass art pieces and tantalising ornaments come to light.