Small Freestanding Wave - Sea Scene with groyns.

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This is a freestanding wave. It is handmade in my workshop in Cornwall and is inspired by the fabulous coast surrounding my county. Each piece is created using layers of thin coloured bullseye glass with crushed and powdered glass to create detail and texture. It has been fused 3 times in a specialist kiln for 13 hours each time.  

The texture creates a large surface area to allow reflection and sparkle of the natural light. Each piece is hand cut and created without the use of templates or machinery so no two pieces are identical, they each have their own unique characteristics. The sand in this beach scene is made with marzipan coloured glass, overlaid with powdered glass and frit to give the impression of ripples in the sand and pebbles. 

The transparent glass allows light to pass through and the slim footprint allows the glass to be displayed on a narrow shelf as well as windowsills. Candles can be lit behind the glass to create a lovely ambience.

It is 6cm tall and approx 23cm wide. The wave is signed. Each piece may vary slightly from the photographs. 

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