During the winter fair at Fanshawe college there was one stand out attraction. An older gentleman weaving melting glass through an open flame.
This man is Jack Layton, a local glass sculptor of over 30 years. He specializes in animals but also makes incredible Christmas trees. At Fanshawe’s downtown campus he was making his glass sculptures for students free of charge.
Layton said he learned to sculpt glass during college and fell in love with the art forum.
“It’s mesmerizing work and people love watching me do it.”
The winter fair Layton was at was put on by the Fanshawe Student Union to help students relax leading up to exams.