Louis Thompson is one of the most exciting and sought after glass artists working in Britain today. He gained his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1988 and has worked together with various artists around the world. Louis has blown glass with Peter Layton at London glassblowing for over 20 years.
During this time he completed a Masters degree at the Royal College of Art and has been the recipient of two highly prestigious awards, the Jerwood Makers Prize Commission and the Best Exhibit Prize at the British Glass Biennale. He has exhibited widely both in the country and abroad and his work is held in public and museum collections throughout the world, including the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
He has completed prestigious residencies at The Museum of Glass, Tacoma; GlazenHuis , Belgium; and Soneva Art Glass in the Maldives. In 2022, a spectacular solo exhibition of Louis’s work, Ebb & Flow, in Canada Wharf was presented by Vessel Gallery.Louis’ great strength lies in taking an idea, exploring and continually refining concept, form and technique. He investigates such things as transparency, solidity and the internal structures within solid and hollow objects.
“My strength lies in taking an idea, exploring and continually refining the concept, form and technique. I investigate such things as transparency, solidity and the internal structures within solid and hollow objects.” – Louis Thompson