• SA105_low_res
  • SA105_back
  • SA105_back_low_res

Large Wave Tall Vase


Learn how you could spread the cost interest free with the Own Art scheme from the Arts Council England. Click here for more information.

The title theme of the 2019 CGS exhibition was ‘Inspired’; the idea was to focus on an object close to one’s heart and to develop work derived from it. I chose Hokusai’s famous ‘Great Wave’ as my source, and explored a variety of forms, colours and techniques in an attempt to interpret the qualities I admire. Among these is a sense of frozen movement which is also an intrinsic element of the process of working with hot glass. As the glass cools it requires crucial decisions in order to capture a particular form, by allowing the glass to freeze in that moment. With the help of my team we have hot sculpted in solid glass a series of sculptural forms, in an attempt to emulate the power, movement and swirling colour of Hokusai’s cresting waves.

Freeblown glass

Weight 3.3 kg
Dimensions H27 x W14 x D14cm

More From This Series

More By Peter Layton