Hello & welcome.
Like most websites, we also use cookies.
Please select your preferred currency & click accept.

My currency:

Accept

Loading

  • London-Glassblowing,-Gather,-2014
  • OGresLT02_A.jpg
  • whats-on-collect-banner_v2

Welcome To The Gallery

London Glassblowing is the UK’s foremost gallery and studio for the creation and display of contemporary glass art. Visitors will experience at close hand the heat of the furnace as they watch the magical ancient craft unfold before them. Artworks from the UK’s finest glass artists are for sale and can be shipped internationally for those visiting from abroad.

Founded by Peter Layton in 1976, London Glassblowing is one of Europe’s most successful and longest running hot-glass studios, and has built a reputation for its particular use of colour, form and texture. The gallery and studio is based on vibrant Bermondsey Street, which is becoming the arts hot-spot of SE1, featuring internationally renowned galleries such as White Cube, Design Museum, Fashion & Textile Museum and Vitrine Gallery as well as a host of independent galleries and artists’ studios.

The very best of what we show in our Bermondsey Street gallery is also presented in our Online Gallery and is available to purchase or commission – click here to view the artworks.

I have many gallery friends and must say I admire how you all seem to genuinely care and support one another... I have a very blessed life and I feel one of the highlights was to discover your gallery.

John Drewer, Texas, USA

What's On?

Throughout the year we host a series of themed exhibitions, featuring some of the finest contemporary glass artists from across the world – click here to find out what’s on now.

Opening hours

Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm.

We are open Sundays at specific points during the year for our Spring, Summer & Winter ‘Open House’ events.

Virtual Tour

Click and drag the image above to explore our gallery and studio in 3D. Please note that this is a historical record and does not represent our current exhibition. If you’re viewing on a mobile, click the expand icon in the top right corner to view this at its best in full-screen.

The piece is more beautiful in our home than we recall in the Gallery. It is absolutely superb!

Allan Katz, USA

meet the gallery team

shim
 Ann Layton Image

Director

Ann Layton

Ann is Peter's wife, and oversees the entire business in all its complexity. It is fair to say that much of our success as a gallery and studio over the past five years can be attributed to Ann's vision, expertise and attention to detail.

shim
 Gena Johns Image

Gallery Manager

Gena Johns

Gena looks after the running of the gallery and ensuring that our events and exhibitions are highly successful. Her keen eye for detail and organisation ensure everything runs like clockwork.

shim
 Cathryn Shilling Image

Curator

Cathryn Shilling

With an encyclopaedic knowledge of the contemporary glass scene and as a glass artist herself, Cathryn's input is key to our gallery strategy decisions and to the curating of our themed exhibitions.

shim
 Amy Reeve Image

Gallery Assistant

Amy Reeve

From the London Glassblowing gallery desk, Amy is often the first friendly face to greet visitors to the gallery. She helps with handling everything from customer enquiries through to the sale and shipping of work.

shim
 Steve Hobbs Image

Bookkeeper

Steve Hobbs

Steve is responsible for dotting the i's and crossing the t's on everything to do with our accounts - a tough ask, but he's up to the challenge! Steve is also a budding glassblower who came to us originally through participating in our glassblowing classes.

shim
 Coralie de Robert Image

Sales & Marketing Manager

Coralie de Robert

Coralie looks after many aspects of our sales from Partner Galleries to Bespoke Commissions taking a project from initial enquiry through to completion. She also develops our contacts in the business world, spreading the brilliance of glass art far and wide.

shim
 Ali Moenck Image

Communications Manager

Ali Moenck

Ali manages the website, prepares our email newsletters and produces the promotional materials with care and great enthusiasm. A digital enthusiast, she's also the voice behind London Glassblowing's social media channels.

shim
 Catherine Phillips Image

Gallery Assistant

Catherine Phillips

Catherine takes care of welcoming visitors to the gallery and informing them about the work. She also keeps the space looking top notch, and is a whiz with packing up pieces.

shim
 Laura McKinley Image

Gallery Assistant

Laura McKinley

Currently working on her MA at the Royal College of Art, Laura is broadening her own artistic practice while assisting regularly in the gallery.

shim
 Louisa Beer Image

Partner Galleries Coordinator

Louisa Beer

The newest member of the gallery team, Louisa looks after the many partner galleries that show Peter's work.

Back to the top