Layne’s ‘Woven Forms’ are inspired by the Devon coastline and have been evolving for several years.
This series of work is a result of intricate layering of different pre-made coloured 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 effect is like water over precious stones or the rock with its glimmering colours beneath reflecting natural growth and corrosion.
Layne Rowe is an extremely gifted glass artist whose approach to colour, form and surface pattern has evolved radically. Layne’s journey in glass began in 1994 during his degree course in 3D design at the University of Central Lancashire.
On graduating he worked at London Glassblowing for a number of years before moving to Brazil where he set up a glass studio before rejoining Peter Layton. He currently makes work from his own studio in Cambridgeshire still placing the necessity to work with fellow artists.