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Peter Layton

Peter originally trained in ceramics, but the discovery of hot glass was the beginning of a new love affair. He was inspired by the immediacy of this enchanting and elusive medium, as much by the demanding process and the magical and exquisite material.

Self taught as a glassmaker, his work is organic and tactile, striving to achieve a form of controlled asymmetry. 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 produces individual pieces of decorative glass in sculptural and functional forms. The work is free blown ensuring the individuality of each piece. It is the studio's philosophy that each object should be unique and signed by the artist.