Large Tidal Wave Fused Glass Art
Unique handmade fused glass round tidal wave inspired by the moons influence on our sea with the full moon and the new moon both represented . Each wave is lovingly crafted in Newquay Cornwall.
The sea and its different moods have always been in my life. Especially its sound, which can be carried many miles inland on the wind, it is a constant background noise to life in Cornwall. The sea is all encompassing its colour, sounds and smell, its reflections, translucent quality and constant movement can hold your attention like nothing else. To me glass has a similar quality to water and is the perfect medium to express it. It is enigmatic you can look at it, or through it. It is there and not there.
I have tried to show the many different colours and moods the sea has though starting with a clear glass as the sea itself it is clear. Its colours come from the reflection of the sky and seeing the sand and rocks though the water. So I have used frits and enamels to add those colours. I have deliberately mounted the waves on the front of the frame so that they twinkle at you and change as you or the sun passes over or past the work the same way the sea changes constantly throughout the day.
I have also mounted my wave so that it appears as if floating in front of the frame so they cast a shadow and reflection into the back of the frame just as the sea does.
Frame size 53cm x 53cm
Artwork approx 37cm diameter
No two waves are ever the same
Dreya Glass is a glass studio in Newquay Cornwall offering fused glass wall art and and objects of desire. We also specialise in stained glass work. Bespoke designs, standard designs and restoration.
Founded by Dreya Bennet, her designs are inspired by the sea and its different moods. Dreya’s fascination for the sea and water, in general, began with the swimming pools and the sea in Africa. Her love of water intensified on return to Cornwall; seeing its beautiful beaches and the crashing Atlantic surf of the Cornish Coastline.
Glasswork came into Dreya’s life by accident while studying at Falmouth art college. She instantly fell in love with the look and the process of working with glass. This led to a specialism in Architectural Stained Glass at Swansea. Since retiring from competitive sport, Dreya Bennet glass art has taken off.
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