We are really excited to be launching a series of exhibitions to run throughout 2018 entitled Meet the Maker, where we invite our clients to come in to meet an artist that we represent and actually have an opportunity to see them at work.
We’re delighted to say that first up is Layne Rowe, an internationally acclaimed glass blower based in London – and also Cambridgeshire.
From 14th March until 21st April 2018: EXHIBITION
We will be exhibiting pieces from Layne Rowe, a glass blower of international renown, in the gallery including new work from his acclaimed ”Woven Forms’ series. This collection of work is a result of intricate layering of different pre-made coloured glass canes around a molten form that is twisted and, when cold, cut into with a diamond wheel, to reveal vibrant colours beneath the surface. The resulting pattern and texture of the pieces has an extraordinary complexity that demands the close attention of discerning viewers to discover the hidden secrets and subtle delicacy of their intricate detail. Layne works with Peter Layton at London Glassblowing and runs his own a glass studio in Cambridgeshire.
Layne’s work has been widely exhibited around the world, notably in the V&A’s ‘Power of Making’ exhibition and at Collect at the Saatchi Gallery in 2013 and 2014. During 2014 he showed alongside Grayson Perry and Alexander McQueen in Subversive Design at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery. In 2015, Layne won the Design Award Bavarian State Prize in the category for cane overlay technique.
Saturday 17th March 11.00 – 6.00pm: GLASS BLOWING DEMONSTRATION
Layne Rowe will be demonstrating his fascinating glass blowing techniques used for his Woven Forms glass series throughout the day here at The English Listed. Layne will be setting up his glory hole, the furnace used in glass-making in The English Listed garden, and showing the intricate techniques he has developed throughout his career to demonstrate his work.
See more about Layne here in this beautifully produced film;
The English Listed is a gallery and interiors shop representing a selection of British artists. We have a long held interest in the natural world and how the built environment works in harmony with nature. Natural materials and authenticity are key to our aesthetic and we have selected artists whose work reflects this and enhances domestic interiors.