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stained glass seen on Instagram


Posted by Kris Grover, stained glass artist.
Kris has produced the best we have seen on Instagram in the last four weeks.
I like his stained glass work, I must say.


stained glass portrait panel


Listed by Unknown Emporium, is this stunning stained glass art figure.
Brilliant use of glass to shade and colour the arms, the clothes, the lot! Really inspirational panel.


stained glass by linus galleries Prescott, Arizona artist Jooj Hooker


Posted by Linus GalleriesPrescott, Arizona artist Jooj Hooker created this stunning stained glass art that was accepted into their Art and the Senses online art competition.


Spectrum stained glass

Spectrum Announce Closure (MAY 2016)

EXTRACT from the announcement:

"We are making an extraordinarily difficult announcement today. After serving the art and specialty glass industry for 40 years, it is with very heavy hearts that we must announce the closure of Spectrum Glass Company. Due to several factors, it is no longer financially feasible for our company to continue to operate.

We will continue manufacturing through June and July 2016, and will sell the product inventory currently on hand over the months ahead.

Market factors have played the most significant role. Our facility was built to support product demand at the height of art glass movement, but our sales never fully recovered following the Great Recession.

Additionally, the entire U.S. art glass industry is now being evaluated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with respect to potential new regulations. Long-standing interpretations of air quality regulations are being re-evaluated, and if new regulations were applied to our facility, it would require substantial capital expenses. Spectrum Glass Company has operated well within existing environmental guidelines and has been the only stained glass manufacturer to employ baghouse technology on furnace exhaust. Still, we have already accrued extraordinary, unanticipated expenses since the start of the EPA evaluation and cannot withstand additional investments of an unknown scale for an already faltering business."


Decorative Stained Glass are based in Bradford

Decorative Glass Supplies SALE

Nothing to do with the Spectrum Closure featured above, Decorative Glass (Bradford) are holding a 2 for 1 GLASS SALE.
This is for sheet glass, (full sheets, call and collect only). Any even number of full sheets, you pay for the dearer half of your selection, and you get the cheaper half free.
Applies to Kokomo, Wissmach, Old Cathedral, some Spectrum (primarily Opals).
This is to make room for new lines.


Cadmium in red glass


Bullseye Glass has suspended the use of Arsenic and Cadmium because of air quality concerns.
Hot colours are affected, reds, pinks, purples etc. We suspect that his is likely to spill over to other manufacturers.

This is an interesting one, because Bullseye are taking action without being required to. Although significant levels of these chemicals were detected in their car park, the authorities have not required any action be taken.

This situation has led to panic buying in the USA. I expect this will result in a shortage of Bullseye reds, even the opaques, and quite soon a rollover into other makes of glass.

And on their web site:


Re: Comments of Bullseye Glass Company on the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality's proposed temporary rule limiting metals emissions from small colored art glass manufacturers. Submitted March 30, 2016
Dear Commissioners:
Bullseye Glass Company ("Bullseye") encourages the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission ("EQC") not to adopt the "Air Quality 2016 Temporary Rule" (the "Rule") proposed by the Department of Environmental Quality ("DEQ"). The Rule is regulatory action based on fear and speculation, not fact nor science. It is a misguided political attempt to bypass regular, deliberate rulemaking procedures without justification and would enshrine unworkable, unnecessary and possibly fatal burdens on glass manufacturers in the Portland area.


1865 Green Man, Alkmaar, Netherlands.

Latest onto our Green Man page is this panel, apparently dated 1865 (but this may be a commemorative date), sent in by Roel Hildebrand, (DE ALKMAARSE GLAS IN LOOD)
The panel was bought in as a loose panel, but Roel is not certain of its age or whether it is German or Dutch. Very good condition and very detailed.




Looks like rather a good self portrait in stained glass by the Poetaster!


Salmon in stained glass


Port of Leith in stained glass. No details but clearly a stunning memorial window.


Salmon in stained glass


Brad Pitt in stained glass.
An excellent panel he has been captured in a few very simple lines.
Clever and stunning.


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