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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.

meet the gallery team

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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 her time here 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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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 Manager

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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Marketing and Communications Manager

Katie Angus

Katie handles our marketing and communications; producing publications, managing our website and social media.

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Partner Galleries and Commissions Manager

Louisa Beer

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

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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

Becky Smith

Rebecca helps handle everything from customer enquiries through to the sale and shipping of work, to preparation for our events and exhibitions. She is also the person to contact for Experience Days.

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Gallery Assistant

Lola Lazaro Hinks

Lola is our newest member of the gallery team. As a glass artist herself, she is great asset to the gallery team in assisting with exhibitions and sales.

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