After completing a degree in 3D design, Layne found an opportunity to work at Peter Layton’s London Glassblowing Studio, where he hasinspired an evolving, vibrant and creative environment. Nowproducing his work at his home studio, highly equipped for all of hismaking processes.
Layne quotes, ‘I have always been inspired to create and have the desireto use my hands to see creations forming in front of my eyes. Glass isthe ultimate medium for speed. It’s alive and requires constantattention and quick decision-making. Glass is a thrilling material towork with, and with its beautiful qualities such as fluidity, transparency, and with all its colours, it creates its own inspiration.
Layne reverts to childhood memories, His love for birds and Wishingto have the ability to fly with the power of vision and views of theLandscape. Stratus coastlines with its corroded rock formations, andlandscapes 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 led to large-scalewings named “SOLACE” and his Quill n ink series “Ornithology”
Layne has been invited to exhibit in the UK and worldwide, includingthe V& A, Saatchi gallery and Ebeltoft glass museum, among artistssuch as Graysen Perry, Alexander McQueen, Lino Tagliapietra andmore. He was also awarded the Bavarian State Prize in 2015 for hisWoven series.