Glass Artist Frank Bocek


Frank Bocek started working making stained glass in 1975 right after his wife told him “he needed to get a hobby”. After watching a fellow stained glass artist cutting glass, he immediately went out and bought $20 worth of supplies, quit his accounting job, and proceded to learn the craft himself.

In his technique, Bocek applies the copper foil approach, which is a technique co created by innovators and glass artists Louis Comfort Tiffany and John La Farge. Besides being commissioned in the restoration of the windows of the St. Patricks Church in Owego, NY, other commissions include the building of a piece for the Vietnam Women’s Memorial for which he received great recognition.

From his home in Owego, Bocek tells WSKG’s audiences about the evolution of his work and his lifelong jouney as an artist.

One thought on “Glass Artist Frank Bocek

  1. I thoroughly enjoy the piece that you did on me and want to thank you WSKG for doing so.
    Please correct the spelling of my last name in the beginning of the 2nd paragraph.
    Thanks again

    Frank J Bocek

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