Manager of Field Services by day and stained glass artisan by night, BendBroadband’s Brad Logan is beautifying homes by bringing back an ancient art form.
“I moved back to Southern California after getting an art degree from Dixie College University in St. George, Utah, and got a job working in a glass shop, hoping to do anything art related,” said Brad. “The shop owner was dabbling after hours on what he called ancient art, or stained glass, and took me on as sort of an apprentice when he saw how interested I was in it.” Brad worked at the glass shop for about 13 years.
After moving to Central California to be closer to family, Brad found the area didn’t provide many opportunities for stained glass work, so he ventured into another area of interest and started working in telecommunications. That was 1986.
Brad then moved to Bend in 2012 and continued his hobby of stained glass. He decided to spend more time perfecting his artwork when he was deciding what the next phase of his life would look like after retirement, Brad stepped up his passion for stained glass by attending craft and home shows to get visibility, meet people, and do small-scale projects.
“I’m going to continue to slowly plod through as a weekend warrior and build my reputation,” says Brad. “Stained glass is really making a comeback and by getting out and about has garnered some great connections.”
Bend Magazine recently discovered Brad’s work and featured him in their July issue. “The call from the magazine really surprised me and I was thrilled to do this article,” he said. Check out Brad’s work here.,
By Rhonda Hilmershausen, TDS Brand Journalist