london glassblowing

Photo credit: Peter Layton.

Photo credit: Peter Layton.

London Glassblowing. Southwark. 62-66 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3UD.

Established by Peter Layton in 1976, London Glassblowing was among the first hot-glass studios in Europe. The studio has a reputation as one of Europe’s leading glassmaking workshops with a particular flair for the use of colour, form and texture.

Peter Layton produces individual pieces of decorative glass in sculptural and functional forms. Each signed piece is free blown, permitting a greater degree of spontaneity and ensuring the individuality of each piece.

Entry to the studio and gallery is free, and visitors will experience the ancient craft of glassblowing while watching a gather of molten glass evolve into a thing of beauty. 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 a beginners class. Other than during Open Houses, the studio is closed on Sundays.

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