Peter Layton, who was born in 1937, has been a pioneer of studio glass in Britain. The London Glassblowing Workshop was founded in 1976 and has been the training ground for a large number of artists who have become established in their own right. In his Turquoise Glacier series he combines icy blues, blacks and whites to illustrate the way snow settles and turns to ice, etching the glass to give a tactile quality. The Amber Glacier series adds the effect of volcanic activity, using reactive chemicals to achieve crackled visual effects to give the impression of lava.
Other works on show reference the imaginary landscapes of Paradiso and the seascapes of Nautilus
2016 Show - 3
Amber Glacier group