We visited Peter Layton’s London Glassblowing emporium this day last year. Having been there many times before, we specifically returned to watch Olga Alianova demonstrate how she makes some of her jewellery. Her work is exquisite and isn’t just jewellery. Her mounted wasp factories are reminiscent of the paper wasp nests under the eaves of our home in Houston many years ago.
Listen, if you like glass, you’ll enjoy looking at work by at Peter Layton, Bruce Marks and others online here. We started as as visitors watching how glass is made and ended our time in London with monthly trips to review with awe the latest works. And now we have their Celebration of Colour, a book to remind us of the sights, sounds and pleasures of glass.