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Post by NaomiM on November 30th 2018, 7:56 pm

Who is PL?

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Post by Rochellewillow on December 1st 2018, 7:19 am

Possibly Peter Layton
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Post by NaomiM on December 1st 2018, 2:43 pm

Cheers. Excellent  That’s very interesting. In Peter Layton’s biography it says he first studied Ceramics and then went to the US. On returning in 1969 he became interested in the use of glass in ceramics, and set up a small glass blowing studio in Morar - the same studio that had been used by Lotte Glob and other potters.
It doesn’t say if he was still initially potting there before turning to glass or went straight to glass. If it’s his stamp then I suspect the former was true since it was a Pottery when he initially moved in.

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Post by Rochellewillow on December 1st 2018, 8:50 pm

https://sounds.bl.uk/Oral-history/Crafts/021M-C0960X0133XX-0008V0 Check out this link further support that it could be Peter Layton a very good find indeed 👍🏻
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Post by NaomiM on December 1st 2018, 9:09 pm

That’s great, thank you. Confirms he was making pots at Morar.


PL and TS touring country on return to UK and finding Morar pottery derelict; negotiating to take it over with local aristocrats, Sterling family; beauty of Morar. PL taking students up to make pots in summer; making pots for brother-in-law’s kitchen shop Divertimenti; making functional ware, mentions Mike Jordan and Peter Cook from Harrow School coming to Morar; PL making salt glaze ware which was unusual at time; PL having done Central theses on salt glaze ware. PL also building small glass furnace and running summer school one summer; exhaustion of running summer school. Problems of having Morar. [41:16] PL and TS living in studio next to Battersea Park. Comments on other tenants of studios. Finding studio through friend of TS’s Clodagh Haldare. TS painting and teaching for Mike Brown at Hammersmith. PL teaching in various places and not having time to make. PL having work shown at British Crafts Centre. PL making pots at Morar, mentions making bread crock. Lady Sterling encouraging Scottish crafts with shops, including craft centre at Morar with training facilities for ex-servicemen; PL’s summer school including weekend on glass blowing. PL also getting place in a studio in London with others including Mike and Jenny Brown, Winston Branch.

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