Spectrum Art Glass


I mostly use stained glass from one of American's major art glass producers, Spectrum Glass from Woodinville, WA. I am particularly partial to their trademark cathedral glass named Spectrum Waterglass ®. To quote from their product catalog "Spectrum Waterglass ® is a natural surface texture created by stretching the hot glass sheet while it is still in a pliable state. The result is gentle, rolling waves that resemble the surface of a lake or stream. The stretching process also renders a highly pristine surface and a slightly narrower sheet."

If you want to look at color samples of Spectrum Glass on their company site follow the instructions below:

  1. Go to the Spectrum Glass Product List page, via the link below.
  2. At the top of the Product List page is a two-column selection list. The left column is glass by color, like Amber. The right column is glass by type, like Waterglass ®. Each glass is listed in both sections.
  3. After making a color or type selection, see a specific product's description and image by clicking on the product number of the glass, like 151W for Cherry Red Waterglass®.

The Spectrum Glass Product List link page

Spectrum offers over 35 colors in the Waterglass ® texture line. Blues and Greens have the most shades. The blues are: Pale, Light, Medium, Cobalt, Sky, Steel, Navy, and a mix Sky Blue/Deep Steel. The greens are: Light, Medium, Emerald, Teal, Sea, and Hunter. They also offer a number of two color mixtures with a Waterglass ® texture including the color combinations:

I have used the Ruby Red / Amber mix in a number of my Celtic creations.


Spectrum Waterglass ® samples

Below are six examples showing reduced images downloaded from the Spectrum Waterglass ® website:

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