Spectrum Glass

Spectrum Glass

Transparent Glass

Artíque

Artíque is a re-creation of the spirit and character of mouth-blown antique glass. The characteristic striations are active from every perspective, evident and unmistakable, even in smaller pieces.

Baroque

Spectrum Baroque is a modern version of hand-blown “reamy” antique glass. Dynamic and artful, the Baroque texture is unique among art glasses

Clear Textures

Texture is the personality of art glass, suggesting dimension, depth and contrast. In clear glass, texture is also useful for achieving varying degrees of privacy, while adding elegance and richness to living and working environments.

Spectrum’s assortment of Clear textures ranges from quite transparent to very obscure, and offers a unique selection of character and pattern from which to choose. Some clear textures are available with an iridescent coating.

Transparent Smooth

Transparent glasses boast their colour in all manner of transmitted light. These simple glasses are the foundation of traditional glasswork, and are available in a selection of colour and texture that is unmatched, anywhere.

Smooth as Spectrum: Nearly texture free, Spectrum Smooths are a classic choice in every segment of the glass arts.

Transparent Textures

Transparent glasses boast their colour in all manner of transmitted light. These simple glasses are the foundation of traditional glasswork, and are available in a selection of colour and texture that is unmatched, anywhere.

Spectrums ‘Rough Rolled’ (RR) Transparents, featured prominently in this category, have a subtle delicate texturing that gently mutes transmitted light and images. It’s the look of a naturally ‘chilled’ glass surface, like table rolled glasses of years gone by.

Waterglass

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.

Opalescent Glass

Pearl Opals

The striking, multi-colour blends in our Pearl Opal family promise a unique combination of rich luminescence and perfect light transmission. The unmistakable Pearl glow dances beautifully in concert with subtle Corsica texturing.

Semi-Transluscent Opalescent

The striking, multi-colour blends in our Pearl Opal family promise a unique combination of rich luminescence and perfect light transmission. The unmistakable Pearl glow dances beautifully in concert with subtle Corsica texturing.

Solid Opalescent

Opalescent (or Opal) glass is mostly opaque, yet displays a muted, luminescent glow when backlit. Whether a colourful or neutral hue, smooth or textured surface, the rich tones of opalescent glass are a staple in every glass palette.

Translucent Opalescent

Spectrums translucent opal mixes are about 50/50 cathedral colour and white opal glass. The larger proportion of opaque white reduces light transmission and increases surface reflection. Some translucents involve multiple cathedral colours with white and others use coloured opals to achieve their individual character.

Wispy Opalescent

Spectrums Wispy Opalescent are traditionally composed of about 3/4 cathedral glass colour and about 1/4 opaque white glass. The white opal is hand-ladled into a moving stream of cathedral colour. The two glasses are then stirred together, by hand, just before the sheet is formed. In the finished sheet, wisps of opal display as both surface variation and internal shadowing, generating reflection and depth.