Spectrum Glass Announces it Closure for Summer 2016

 BELOW is the announcement from Spectrum Glass website :
Dear Spectrum Glass Customers;

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.
Please know that our primary concern is to help ease this difficult transition for you and all the people we’ve been proud to work with and serve. We are exploring opportunities to transfer our product lines to other manufacturers to help minimize disruptions in sourcing.
We would like to express our deepest gratitude to all of our partners, customers, artists and others who have supported Spectrum Glass over these past four decades, and who continue to support us now. We will communicate updates here and via other channels as we wind down our operations.

You’ll find more information about why we made this decision here. 
Questions and/or comments can be emailed to info@spectrumglass.com

Using A Winch To Hot Pour Glass

"No more ladles for hot casting glass for me. I gave up all my student help when I retired from running the glass program at Alfred University. I needed to find a way to hot pour glass by myself. In the old days we would use 4 people running up to 15 ladles to fill my 7 foot rigid sand molds. Now I just push a button.

I designed and built this furnace to cast large pieces, often 7 feet long, with no help, no lap marks and perfect glass. This beauty uses a winch to tilt pour 5oo pounds of glass. The two 7 foot annealing ovens also run on winches. Push button glass casting finally. Turn off the sound when you watch the video. Thank you Julie Conway for asking for this post."

-Stephen Edwards

Video link here.