Glassblowing at London Glassblowing
London Glassblowing hosts a series of demonstrations by some of the leading members of the British studio glass movement. See Layne Rowe, Elliot Walker, James Devereux and Katherine Huskie demonstrate their diverse skills and expertise in glass. These artists are among the most talented makers in the field today and are actively shaping the future of the craft, and will demonstrate their diverse skills and expertise in glass at London Glassblowing’s Bermondsey studio.
Founded by Peter Layton in 1976, London Glassblowing is among the UK’s foremost studios and galleries for contemporary glass and has built an international reputation for its flair in colour, form and texture. Originally established on the banks of the Thames, the gallery and studio is now based on vibrant Bermondsey Street, near London Bridge.
Layne Rowe - Demonstration Thursday, 4 May, 11am and 2pm.
On graduating, Layne worked at London Glassblowing for several years before moving to Brazil. Whilst there, he set up a glass studio and later another in Hertfordshire before rejoining Peter Layton at the Leathermarket. He has worked intermittently at London Glassblowing for nearly twenty years and his work has been widely exhibited internationally, notably in the V&A’s Power of Making exhibition and regularly at Collect at the Saatchi Gallery. In 2015, Layne won the Bavarian State Prize in the category for cane overlay technique. He has recently exhibited alongside Grayson Perry and Lino Tagliapietra at the Ebeltoft Glass Museum in Denmark.
Elliot Walker - Demonstration Friday 5 May, 11am and 2pm
Following a degree in Psychology, Elliot Walker discovered and was captivated by glassmaking. Exceptionally skilled, he gained a Masters in Applied Arts from Wolverhampton University where he was awarded the Frederic Stuart prize by the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers. He has exhibited widely throughout the UK and is also a member of a glassblowing demonstration/performance team, the Bandits of Glass, who regularly perform at events around the country.
Devereux and Huskie Demo Saturday 6 May, 11am and 2pm
James Devereux and Katherine Huskie, are the founders of Devereux and Huskie, a studio that specialises in enabling artists to realise their ideas in glass. Katherine Huskie has been working with glass since 2006. She is a glassblower and designer based in Wiltshire, UK. Huskie co-owns Devereux and Huskie Glassworks, a facility that glass designers and artists can visit and realise their ideas in glass. Since 2013, Devereux and Huskie Glassworks has attracted some of the finest glass artists in the country as a place to make their work. Huskie has always been interested in patterns whether it is within nature, textiles or geometry, and is always searching for new influences and how she can incorporate the imagery within hot glass. James Devereux has been working in glass from the age of 15, when he discovered a natural talent for the craft and has since dedicated himself to working in glass. Specialising in hot glass, he is adept at working with solid forms as well as blown pieces. In September 2008, Devereux opened his first studio in Wiltshire, and a year later he returned to London as the glass technician at the Royal College of Art, a role that opened up new opportunities that are still a core of his career today.