The London Glassblowing Gallery, Bermondsey Street, London SE1, showcases beautiful glass vases, ornaments and sculptures. It’s a gallery with a hot-glass studio where you can see glassblowers in action. The Gallery was founded by Peter Layton in 1976 and is Europe’s leading glass art gallery. If you’re a glass collector, a lover of glass art, or want to see glassblowers at work, you must visit the London Glassblowing Gallery. I wrote my first article about the London Glassblowing Gallery in August 2017, and I’ve refreshed feature with new images and a video.
London Glassblowing Glass Art Objects
This Gallery displays beautiful contemporary glass art and desirable objects. Take time to browse decorative glass by Peter Layton, the gallery and studio founder. Peter’s glass art is stunning, vibrant and colourful with painterly patterns and striking shapes. His passion for glass blowing is infectious, and he has passed on his skills to new talents to ensure this tradition continues.
Work by resident and guest artists will also be available to view. Resident artists include; Elliot Walker, Tim Rawlinson, Louis Thompson, Bruce Marks, Layne Rowe, Anthony Scala, Sila Yucel, Sarah Wiberley, Thompson and Thomas, Enemark and Thompson, Cathy Silling and Lola Lazaro Hinks.
Keep an eye out for the special exhibitions; Colour and Light by Alison Kinnaird MBE is showing until 1st October 2022.
When I visited the Gallery last week, I loved everything on display, and if I could afford it, I would have bought the lot! The great news is that they have the Own Art Scheme where you can spread payments interest-free over ten months.
See The Glassblowers In Action
What’s great about visiting this Gallery is seeing the resident artist glassblowers in action. Towards the back, you will see a studio open to the public. The viewing area is limited space-wise, so you may need to wait your turn, but it’s well worth it! Glassblowing usually stops between 1 pm and 2 pm for lunch and from 4.30 pm onwards, so bear that in mind.
Watch My London Glassblowing Gallery Video
Helpful Information About The London Glassblowing Gallery
To find out more, go to the London Glassblowing Website. The address is 62-66 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3UD. The closest tube and train station is London Bridge. Make sure you pop in next time you’re passing. Opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am until 5 pm, except for bank holidays when they are closed (check the website for updates).
Read my Ten Things To Do In Bermondsey List if you want to explore the area further.
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London.