Two weeks ago Spectrum Glass Company announced that they will be closing, you can read their statement here.
While this is very sad news for us and glass artists all over the world, there is no cause to panic at this stage. We have just received a huge delivery from Spectrum and have much more glass on order. We expect that even with the heightened rate and size of orders, we will have enough Spectrum Glass until at least the end of this year.
In the meantime, as so much glass is being bought, we are unable to cut the sheets down to hobby and double hobby sizes as quickly as they are disapearing off the shelves - hence it appears on the website that many items are out of stock. For most of these items we have a good sheet stock and they are being cut and made available on the website as quickly as possible.
Looking forward, we are excited to expand our stained glass range into new areas with Wissmach, Kokomo, Tatra and new glass suppliers. Uroboros Glass have announced that they will be starting to produce Spectrum's System 96 colours and we hope this transition will be a smooth one.
At this time, we ask that you purchase the glass you need but advise that there really is no need to panic buy. We will catch up on cutting as soon as we can and update you with progress on the situation in due course.