Van Gogh's Sunflowers on tour... in glass!
We are very proud to announce that Peter Layton, one of the grand masters of British studio glass, presents his latest series in partnership with the National Gallery, here at The Biscuit Factory this autumn.
Such is Peter Layton’s contribution to glass art that it is difficult to know where to start; how to condense more than half a century of boundary-pushing, skill, bravery and expertise into a few words. True to say his impact is noted by both critic and layman alike for he has been at the forefront of British studio glass since the 1970s and has contributed more than most to its promotion and burgeoning success.
After countless experiments, Peter has drawn on his adept technical skills to produce a series that translates aspects of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers into glass form, applying a technique of layering coloured glass to achieve the distinctive painterly style of the Dutch master. Launched at the National Gallery in May 2017, the series required nearly a year of development before Peter felt he wholly encapsulated his interpretation of the painting.
“I regard Van Gogh as one of the greatest painters of all time,” said Peter. “Interpreting his ‘Sunflowers’ in glass has been both enormously challenging and extremely rewarding. I am delighted to release this new series with our partner galleries across the UK this September.”
In this, Peter’s 80th year - an achievement which makes him one of the world’s oldest working glass artists - this exclusive collection is a triumphant celebration of an artist and maker at the peak of their career.
Hand-blown in Peter Layton‘s London studio, this sumptuous range is Peter's personal interpretation of what he considered to be the essence of the original. Each piece is unique, signed by the artist and comes with a certificate of authenticity.