Glass vessel in Peter Layton’s iconic ‘Reef’ design. This piece was purchased by Peter from Peter Layton’s solo show which took place here from 21 September – 9 November 2013.
Since its conception over a decade ago, Reef has constantly evolved, becoming something new, although all the elements involved in creating the pattern have basically remained the same. Originally inspired by a visit Peter made to the Great Barrier Reef, this design, like the coral which shapes the immense shelves of the reef itself, is never static.
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Established by Peter Layton in 1976, London Glassblowing was among the first hot-glass studios in Europe. Self-taught as a glassmaker, Peter Layton’s work is organic and tactile, striving to achieve a form of controlled asymmetry. His series evolve by ‘sketching on the blowing iron’ in the belief that an understanding of the work is best achieved through making. An inveterate beachcomber, his work is often drawn from some aspect of nature or something observed while travelling.
Peter studied ceramics at the Central School of Art and Design in London under some of the foremost potters of the day. He chanced upon glassblowing while teaching ceramics at the University of Iowa and since returning to Britain has been continuously at the forefront in promoting this magical and versatile medium.