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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

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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.

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Gallery Manager

Gena Johns

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

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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.

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Sales Director

Sam Johnson

Often the first friendly face you see in the gallery, Sam looks after sales enquiries, and builds and maintains our corporate and hotel partnerships.

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Partner Galleries and Commissions Manager

Louisa Beer

Louisa looks after the many partner galleries across the UK and worldwide that show Peter's work. Her drive and lively manner have brought several new opportunities to the gallery.

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Marketing and Communications Manager

Sarah Brice

Sarah handles our marketing and communications needs; producing publications, managing our website and CRM, looking after social media, and helping on events in the gallery.

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Online and Gallery Assistant

Laura McKinley

Having recently graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Ceramics and Glass, Laura is broadening her own artistic practice while assisting regularly in the gallery.

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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.

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Gallery Assistant

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca helps handle everything from customer enquiries through to the sale and shipping of work, to preparation for our events and exhibitions.

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