I’m not sure that I’ve used anything but Spectrum Glass, not that other glass isn’t readily available. I could easily grab the Bullseye brand, Uroboros, Kokomo, or Youghiogheny, but I find myself gravitating to Spectrum. Could that be because when I began that’s the brand I was steered to or could it be that I love the way it appears, cuts and feels?
Spectrum is a privately held manufacturing company located in the state of Washington. They produce a variety of glass.
- Stained Glass – for leaded or foiled projects
- Warm Glass –for torch work, to fuse and glass blowing
- Hot Glass – for glass blowers
They ship to dealers worldwide and every state in the USA. In Michigan, I found Spectrum dealers in twenty-one cities. Some of the larger areas have two retailers.
Their website http://www.spectrumglass.com/ offers videos to give insight on the process of creating glass and shows testing the finished product. You’ll also find free patterns and a small newsworthy magazine “The Score”. I enjoy viewing the work of other artists in many forms and finding answers to questions in the FAC section.
Do you have a favorite place to buy glass? A favorite manufacturer or brand of glass? Sharing is so beneficial. It would be great if you would be a guest here to tell about the glass you use and show what you’ve made.