New Glass Colors

New Glass Colors

Do you need a sky in your creations?

We now will have them in 3 different color combinations. Nothing beats seeing the original piece of glass, so we hope you will be able to make a trip to your glass distributor to handpick your favorite Wissmach Glass. 

Wissmach Art Glass 170 L

Color Code:     170 L

Color Density: Light Opalescent
Description: mostly light blue mixed with pale amber and a light density white opal
Pattern: Smooth
Wissmach Art Glass 170 L

Color Code:     171 L

Color Density: Light Opalescent
Description: even amounts of light blue and pale amber mixed with a light density white opal
Pattern: Smooth
Wissmach Art Glass 172 L

Color Code:     172 L

Color Density: Light Opalescent
Description: mostly pale amber mixed with some light blue and light density white opal
Pattern: Smooth

Winter Glass Project 2021 – Free Pattern andKiln Forming eBook

Winter Glass Project 2021 – Free Pattern andKiln Forming eBook

Winter Project 2021 – Trees and Stars for the Season

This year too, we want to say thank you for your support with a free e-book by Petra Kaiser, “Tress and Stars for the Season”.

Have a wonderful and creative holiday season and a happy Thanksgiving.

Your Wissmach Team!


Winter Project 2021 Triangles for the season (please use this link to your pdf copy of our free e-book).

Art for Eternity by Yvelle Gabriel

Art for Eternity by Yvelle Gabriel

Yvelle Gabriel's visit to the Wissmach Glass Factory

Yvelle Gabriel and Gilles Florent with Mark and Dan

Getting a feel for the glass making process

The Wissmach Team has also been involved in this legendary art project. We met Yvelle Gabriel at the glasstec in Düsseldorf Germany and after he took a tour through several glass manufacturer in the USA, he chose our glass for his monumental light spheres project.

You can find more pictures and background information on the largest underground cemetery in Jerusalem on

And here is the link to Yvelle Gabiel’s website, where you can find more images about this project and several of his other big installations. We enjoyed working with Yvelle Gabriel and his team and hope that he will realize some more interesting art (glass) installations in the future.  


Jorge Ortiz Bencomo

Jorge Ortiz Bencomo

Jorge Ortiz Bencomo  is the artist who created this stunning stained glass window at the recently build

Santuario de Martires de Cristo in Guadalajara, Mexico.

The church is the largest in Latin America and is able to hold 12 thousand worshiper. Here is a little background story.

The Marires of Christ Sanctuary project has been planned since 2005; however, due to financial and legal problems, this project was not started until February 5, 2007.

The architectural part was planned and carried out by GVA, architect José Manuel Gómez Vázquez Aldana, one of the most famous ateliers in Latin America.

The stained glass window was designed by Fray Gabriel Chavez De La Mora; a Benedictine monk, who is working in the field of sacred art since 75 years. Today he is 90 years old.

The Bencomo glass studio was opened in 1920 and is now run in 3rd generation by Jorge Ortiz Bencomo, who was in charge of the glass work and installation of this magnificent window.

This over all window is 50m x 40m = 2000 m² (22,000 square feet)

The Bencomo team installed and isolated the complete window reinforced  with a 1/4″ tempered glass to protect from 200 km /hr. wind force; separated with 1/4″ silica desiccant tape to prevent fog  and humidity.

Wissmach Glass does work closely with artists around the world to provide the glass for some pretty major projects. This is one of them. We provided the Jorge Ortiz Bencomo studio with 30,000 square feet (2878 m²) of glass. 

Each square is a window in itself with several different colored glass rectangles and squares. Here is a little close up look of the different panels. 

 I like traveling with what I call the Google Plane and car, taking trips to all kind of places in the world.

Link to Map: Santuario de Martires de Cristo in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Santuario de Martires de Cristo in Guadalajara, Mexico

Since I have shown it to a lot of people who are not familiar with it, I will talk about it here as well. You might already be using it, but just in case you are not.

When you look at a google map you do have the option to switch between Satellite and Map view. In Map view you see a this little yellow figure in the right hand corner.

Grab it with your mouse and place it on the map. The colors of the streets that can be driven with the your “google car” are turning blue once you move the yellow figure. Drop the now dancing (wo)man on one of those blue streets and enjoy the ride by clicking on the street with your left mouse button.

Carma Glass Art

Carma Glass Art

Dean Smith of Carma Glass

is experimenting with fused glass to create his line of products with color and depth. Today he is sharing his bowl with us here at Wissmach Glass. 

Dean Smith of Carma’s Glass

Prince Edward Island,

15″ Screen Melt using Wissmach COE 96 Glass and Large Round Cone Bowl Mold

I to set out to make a large bowl from a screen melt and initially planned and chose Wissmach sheets with “light ‘n bright” in mind. White Opal, String of Pearls, Oyster Pearl, lots of clear, Turquoise Green, Midnight, Deep Sky and Sapphire blues and Peacock – in other words, too much glass! After the initial shock of seeing the deep dark reactions (I forgot Oyster Pearl for sure would react with blues and turquoise) after the screen melt had cooled I started to really love the flow and the movement within the piece and I was really loving those deep dark reactions. I decided the most interesting side was the shelf side and cold worked both surfaces to a fine pre-polish along with the edge all around – I didn’t want to fire-polish in a separate firing so I spent more time cold working and it came out of the mold with great clarity / detail and a high gloss finish. Next I think I am going to try again for the Light ‘n Bright version I originally thought I was making! It will be interesting to see how I like it – the current deep dark reactions bowl is very satisfying.

Thank you Dean, for sharing your beautiful work with us. We are looking forward to your next original ideas.

Keep creating

your Wissmach Glass Team