Evolution, Elucidating my process

15 Oct 2020 – 7 Nov 2020

Regular hours

10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00

Free admission

London Glassblowing

London, United Kingdom


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  • London Bridge

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Peter Layton (Founder of London Glassblowing) solo exhibition. Over the past few years Peter’s annual August show has become one of the most significant in our calendar. At 83, and still going strong, he is as active and creative as ever.


Spurred on by an endless fascination with glass, he continues to explore its myriad possibilities at a furious pace.

For Evolution, Peter has chosen to present Shibori, a new series inspired by his trip to Japan last year.  Shibori is the name of an ancient Japanese tie-dye method of colouring fabric.  Initially Peter sought to emulate the traditional indigo hues most commonly used for this process, but he soon felt the need to introduce more personal colourways into his experimental pieces. The complex colour technique originally developed at the time of creating Wheatfield (Peter’s series, created for the National Gallery, after Van Gogh’s painting) and subsequently Klimt Landscape have been further refined to achieve a continuous pattern of calligraphic mark making akin to ancient scripts.

The unexpected qualities of many of these works would normally dictate their selection as Archive pieces, but Peter has decided to include them in this exhibition as part of a sequence showing how the series has evolved. Each of these is offered as a collector’s item.

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