Falling Embers | Spectrum Center

Chandelier-like blown glass lighting designs comprised of eighty-six pendants, in varying heights from 4' to 25', warm the space of two lobbies connected by a horse-shoe shaped corridor. The corridor is lined with complementing pendants and sconces in the same blown glass pattern called Safari. Chandelier cylinders measure 5"D x 20"H. All blown glass shades are mounted on Hubbardton Forge hand-forged fixtures. The information desk features an argon lit custom designed cast glass sculpture.In 2005, Granite Properties approached us with regard to the renovation of the Spectrum Center. The request was to warm the stark 38-foot tall atrium space done in surfaces primarily of plate glass, metal, limited wood paneling, and white walls. There was a need for this design to relate to and to heighten the lower level warm tones of the wood paneling, as well as provide something visible from the upper levels.The result was the illusion of an art glass chandelier with what came to be known as “Falling Embers”. The atrium has since become a gathering space, when before, people hurried through. A much needed focal point to the information desk was created with the lit cast glass sculpture in fiery sunset tones of amethyst and amber.Wimberley Glassworks designed and presented several ideas based on information gathered in several collaborative meetings with client and architect. Custom 25 foot pendant drops were engineered by Hubbardton Forge. Big Dog Neon collaborated with Wimberley Glassworks regarding the fabrication of the argon desk sculpture lighting.


This UL listed turnkey project used fluorescent lighting to meet LEED, and was installed by onsite electricians using a provided schematic.

Wimberley Glassworks has been creating custom handblown lighting in our Texas studio since 1992. Our lighting is unique in that it's a combination of handblown art glass shades that you can pair with one of the hand forged fixtures from Hubbardton Forge or your existing fixture. The result is a UL listed, high quality, hand crafted work, that will fill a room with an ambiance of art and colored light. Wimberley Glassworks can also help you design hand crafted art glass and lighting for your architectural spaces. Our professional team of artists and designers can engineer custom pieces to your exact specifications or create a completely customized proposal that will be open minded and creative, yet integrated and realistic. The appeal of our art glass lighting isn’t just visually based, our craft transcends most conventional models and mass produced options by utilizing artist based custom blown glass lighting designs that complement and brand the spaces they are in.

6469 Ranch Road 12
San Marcos TX 78666
United States
(512) 213-4148
Wimberley Glassworks
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