Layne Rowe

After completing a degree in 3D design, Layne found an opportunity to work at Peter Layton’s London Glassblowing Studio, where he has
inspired an evolving, vibrant and creative environment. Now
producing his work at his home studio, highly equipped for all of his
making processes.

Layne quotes; ‘I have always been inspired to create and have a desire
to use my hands, to see creations forming in front of my eyes. Glass is
the ultimate medium for speed. It’s alive and requires constant
attention and quick decision making. Glass is a thrilling material to
work with and with its beautiful qualities such as fluidity,
transparency and with all its colours it creates its own inspiration.

Layne reverts to child hood memories, His love for birds and Wishing
to have the ability to fly with the power of vision, views of the
Landscape. Stratus coast lines with its corroded rock formations, and
landscapes with layered horizons, as seen in his series ‘Woven’ and
‘New Horizons’. Work inspired by the vast Fenland skies. His love for
detail is a result of intricate cane work with overlays and fine cutting.
Sculpted feathers with light, delicate details have lead to large scale
wings named “SOLACE” and his Quill n ink series “Ornithology”

Layne has been invited to exhibit in the UK and worldwide, including
the V&A, Saatchi gallery and Ebeltoft glass museum, amongst artists
such as Graysen Perry, Alexander McQueen, Lino Tagliapietra and
more. He was also awarded the Bavarian State Prize in 2015 for his
Woven series.