Glass Wave Art Sculptures
By Kyle H. Goodwin
Kyle Goodwin is an avid surfer and an artist. These beautiful glass wave sculptures were a concept that came to mind and brought to life a few years ago by Kyle. Each wave is handcrafted combining the destructive element of heavy sand-carving with the delicate process of high heating the glass. The glass waves start as flat glass which Kyle first creates the textures and contours of the wave with the sand-carving and then he slowly heats the glass to around 1300 degrees where it reaches a softened state and is bendable. Many of the waves get a single heating session which is around 15 hours for heating and cooling, but some get a second round of heating and that is how Kyle gets the greater pitch of a barreling type wave. These waves can and should be displayed with lighting which only enhances they’re beauty.
For Kyle these glass wave art sculptures are a lot of fun to create because he’s never really certain how they’ll turn out, and surprises are often! Just like in nature, no two waves are ever alike and each has it’s own personality! Also, not every wave actually comes to life—glass is quite temperamental and adding the abuse of heavy sand carving with the extreme heating process, these factors really puts the glass under great stress and unfortunately all too often the glass cracks while heating up. But if you have a passion for waves and the ocean (like Kyle does), you’re sure to enjoy these amazing, one of a kind, glass wave art sculptures.
Glass wave art is not the only style of art work that Kyle creates. He is an expert glass carver and etcher who offers a large collection of home decor, windows, doors, mirrors, glassware, bowls, vases and much more. Kyle also does quite a bit of custom carving/etching work so if there is something that you would like to have custom made please email us. Click here to see more of Kyle’s work.
As in nature, there are many different styles of glass wave sculptures that Kyle Goodwin produces.
There are the “A Frame Waves”
Foamy Barreling Waves
Standard or Cresting Waves