Layton, Peter (19 of 22) National Life Stories Collection: Crafts Lives

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  • Recording date

    2014-11-24, 2014-12-18, 2015-01-07, 2015-01-13, 2015-01-19, 2015-03-02, 2015-03-09, 2015-03-16, 2015-04-13

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    Interviewee’s home in Worcester Park and studio in London

  • Interviewees

    Layton, Peter, 1937- (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Cornford, Frances (speaker, female)

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    Part 19: Comments on sound of glory holes in background. Advantages of moving to Bermondsey Street; development of Bermondsey Street; attracting passing trade. Remarks on majority of customers being women. Artists being shown in gallery including Lane Rowe, Shelley James, Hanne Enemark collaborating with Louis Thompson. Varied techniques used by artists, mentions Layne Rowe’s weaving techniques. [10:05] Lampworked bugs made by student Philip Valentin; figures by Elliot Walker; Bruce Marx’s birds; pieces by Tim Rawlinson (TR); TR having approached PL at a show and PL offering work experience. Gallery recently showing work of proteges called Young Masters; Laura, gallery manager, as also making forms.

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