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Cribbar is a unique handmade fused glass wave, this wall art is lovingly hand crafted in Newquay Cornwall. This piece is named after The Cribbar (also known as the Widow Maker) which is a reef off the Towan Headland in Newquay, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The Cribbar is best known for creating annual big waves, popular with experienced big wave surfers from across the world. Wave faces can be in excess of 30 ft. This is a one-off piece is mounted on a white frame measuring 110cm x 110cm x 5cm.

Unfortunely, due to specialist courier delivery services we can only send these to Mainland UK (not Northen Ireland)


The Cribbar will be delivered free of charge to mainland UK only


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.


No two waves are ever the same


  • Frame size 110 cm x 110 cm x 5cm


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