Justine Olsen from Te Papa Tongarewa says “The visual simplicity of Layla Walter’s forms belie complex conversations around New Zealand’s history, our environment and the importance of people and place”. Nationally Walter’s work is held in distinguished private collections and significant public institutions (Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Auckland Museum). Her work is displayed in museums, galleries and cultural embassies around the world including the Pacific, Africa, Europe, Central Asia, The Middle East and USA. Walter is a representative for Aotearoa / New Zealand on the World Craft Council – Asia Pacific Region. Her glass is represented by Traver Gallery, Seattle, USA and in New Zealand by Masterworks Gallery, NZ Glassworks, Avid Gallery, and Milford Galleries. When international master glass artist Daniel Clayman lectures about glass over the ages – from 3500 years until the present, he shows an image of ‘Kokako’ by Layla Walter to convey what is possible now. More info via laylawalter.com.