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Welcome to the Studio

Metres from the modern bustle of Bermondsey Street, London Glassblowing’s artists practice their ancient craft. To the beat of a searing furnace, they coax molten glass, transforming the shapes of their imagination into solid form. It seems almost impossible that these glowing orbs can be related to the cool polished objects displayed in the adjoining gallery. It is a mesmerising transformation and anyone is welcome to drop in and watch.

Founded by Peter Layton in 1976, London Glassblowing is one of Europe’s most successful and longest running hot-glass studios. It has ten resident artists – a mixture of longstanding and new talent – who produce some of the world’s most exciting studio glass in terms of colour, form and texture.

At the heart of the studio is a spirit of collaboration, which extends to the welcome shown to visitors. Entrance is free. Please note there is generally limited glassblowing between 1-2pm and after 4.30pm. If you visit on a Saturday, you can watch the artists creating their own artworks or teaching one of our beginners classes. Other than during our Open Houses, we are closed on Sundays.

Please note that the studio is currently closed for visitors.

Group Bookings

We take one group viewing a month for a maximum of 12 people, and we ask for a £3 donation per person, which we give to the Stroke Association. Please contact our Gallery Assistant Becky for more information: becky@londonglassblowing.co.uk

Watch the creation of 'Burano' in the studio

Watch the beautiful short video below, created by director Leonardo Machado, showing Peter Layton and Elliot Walker working on a creation of a Peter Layton ‘Burano’ piece at the London Glassblowing Studio.

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Meet the studio team

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