Copyright The Glass Ingot 2016

Bruce Wood grew up in the small town of Groveland, Massachusetts.

In 1968 he ventured to Arizona to attend Arizona Western College. After graduating with an Associates Degree in Liberal studies he continued his education at Northern Arizona University. There he continued experimentation in several art disciplines. He graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Extended Ceramic study.


He transitioned directly into graduate school, and worked as the University Art Gallery assistant and graduate assistant where he taught classes and did extensive research in gas and wood fired kiln building.

While at Northern Arizona University, Bruce was co-founder of the Clay Club. This organization was designed to benefit ceramics art students and brought to the University well known ceramic artists for workshops and lectures.

Bruce served as president of both the Clay Club and the Student Arts Council, which represented all the art students at the University.


In 1976 he graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Masters degree in Art Education.


He had a brief tenure at Arizona Western College, teaching classes in ceramics and painting before moving back to Massachusetts to pursue teaching opportunities.


Through a government program, Pentucket Regional School district West Newbury, MA was looking to hire professional artists to inject new energy and ideas into the art program. Bruce was hired as a lead artist to teach Ceramics, Photography and Mural painting. That job transitioned into a teaching position which included classes in High School and Jr. High art for a few years.


While teaching photography, Bruce was commissioned to produce large photographs of historic Groveland, MA using original glass negatives from the early 1900's, which now hang in the Groveland town complex.


A mail order rubber stamp company was next on the horizon. Bruce produced rubber stamps and rubber stamp art, some of which have been published by Sunrise Publications and distributed in post card form.


In January of 2010, Bruce moved into studio space at Western Avenue Studios in Lowell, MA. Here he is expanding his interest in everything from digital art to sculpture

“My digital art is a 30 year old idea that was just waiting for technology to catch up.”