May 12, 2022

Forms Within, Layla Walter

Saturday 7 May - 4 June 2022

By making the refractory mold in several parts I have modified a process to work without wax as a template. This had enabled me to streamline my process, explore new ways of making imagery on the inside of my vessels and go up in scale. At this scale I have introduced the human form, life size, alongside my botanical imagery. It has been a pleasure to work with dancers, actors and life models.

Thank you to all who have assisted me in this work, from the mold making team, life models and studio assistants (Nerida Johnstone, Suzan Lee and Mātene Sisnett). Thank you to Traver Gallery in Seattle,  Masterworks Gallery in Auckland,  and Creative New Zealand for supporting the development, creation and exhibition of this new glass art work.
Layla Walter
May 2022

Masterworks Gallery
71 Upper Queen Street
Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland City
Aotearoa, New Zealand

Alicia Vessel, #1 Colour Pale Steel Blue, 2022
Alicia Vessel #1
Colour Pale Steel Blue
H39 D46 cm, 37kg, 2022
Layla Dahlia, #3 Colour Rhubarb, 2022
Layla Dahlia #3
Colour Rhubarb
H38, D46 cm, 2022
Layla Dahlia, #1 Colour Olive Green ,2021
Layla Dahlia #1
Colour Olive Green
H37.2, D46 cm, 2021
Alicia Vessel, Colour Steel Blue, 2021
Alicia Vessel a/p
Colour Steel Blue
H37, D46 cm, Weight 34kg, 2021
Layla Dahlia, #2 Colour Orange Red, 2022
Layla Dahlia #2
Colour Orange Red
H38, D46 cm, Weight 27.5kg, 2022
Layla Walter
Layla Walter