2 August - 1 September

This August, London Glassblowing is thrilled to present ‘Glass Heaven’ - a groundbreaking exhibition that brings together two remarkable artists from different eras, united by their exceptional talents and shared passion for the art of glass.

For decades, Peter Layton has captivated audiences with his bold, expressive, and painterly glass works. A celebrated veteran in the glass world, Peter’s unwavering commitment to the medium has seen his practice evolve over the past 50 years, inviting his dedicated audience to follow the development of his remarkable artistic journey. Since the studio's humble beginnings on the banks of the Thames nearly half a century ago, Peter has played a pivotal role in raising the profile of glass art, taking his work – and that of his contemporaries – to new audiences across the globe. What was once a fledgling UK market for glass art has now blossomed into a thriving scene, with Peter’s pieces highly sought after by collectors worldwide.

 

 

This year, our August show marks a new era for London Glassblowing, as Peter is joined by the next generation of glass talent, Tim Rawlinson. With a fresh and innovative approach, Tim’s work challenges conventional boundaries, offering a refreshing perspective that resonates with the ever-evolving artistic landscape. His vibrant compositions and thought-provoking narratives are a testament to the exceptional creativity that London Glassblowing continues to nurture.

‘Glass Heaven’ not only celebrates the artistic accomplishments of these two remarkable individuals but also serves as a symbolic bridge, connecting the past, present, and future of glass art at London Glassblowing. Through their unique perspectives, inventive perspectives and passion for the medium, Peter Layton and Tim Rawlinson weave a tapestry of visual storytelling that transcends time and invites viewers to contemplate the enduring power of artistic expression.

Join us this August as the wisdom of experience meets the unbridled energy of new horizons, to witness the next chapter in the legacy of London Glassblowing.