Each quarter, we feature a Maine glass artist in our Waterville store. Our Featured Artist for this quarter is Bruce Grantham of Thorndike, Maine.
Bruce has been working with glass since 1997. While initially trained in stained glass and stained glass window restoration, he has also received training in glass painting, fusing, casting and pate de verre. That said, Bruce much prefers fusing and incorporates his other skills in his work to give them depth. As a professional biologist, it is not surprising that the focus of his subject matter has primarily been the depiction of all aspects of the natural world.
Bruce’s work can be seen at the Art Alliance Gallery in Belfast, Maine where he has been a member for the past five years. In a sense, he has come full circle as his first stained glass class was at Stained Glass Express.
Bruce also teaches the Beginner/Intermediate Stained Glass class here at Stained Glass Express. He brings a lot of expertise to the classroom.
Stained Glass Window Restoration. Glass Restoration Crew of St Saviour’s Episcopal Church, Bar Harbor, Maine led by Arthur Femenella Sr.
Glass Painting. Dick Millard (1935-2011), Antrim, New Hampshire.
Fused Glass Landscape. Miriam Di Fiore, The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY.
Variety of other fusing classes. The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY.
Each of these items is available for sale.