Even though we are well stocked, we are still small enough to give outstanding personal service.
We are abundantly stocked with stained glass from Kokomo, Oceanside Compatible, Wissmach, Youghiogheny and an amazing selection of clear textures. We have a great supply of Bullseye, Wissmach 96 and Oceanside Compatible (System 96). We have a wonderful collection of dichroic glass in both 90 and 96 COE Coatings by Sandberg (CBS) and Profusion.
We stock tools and supplies for the stained-glass foil and lead methods, fusing, mosaics, flameworking (beadmaking) and etching. We have Inland, Glastar, Gryphon, Morton, Gemini, Olympic, Bethlehem Burner and many other brands.
We have a staff that is skilled, friendly and love what they do.
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Stained Glass Express is a family-owned business started in July of 1988, as a division of Oakes & Parkhurst Glass (O&P Glass). In 1988, the store was located at 10 Railroad Square in Waterville, Maine. In November of 2014 the Waterville location was closed and the store moved to 966 Western Avenue in Manchester, Maine to gain more space and be able to operate on a single level.
The store is comprised of a retail store that sells stained glass and supplies as well as glass gifts. It houses The Glass Academy at Stained Glass Express, with two spacious classrooms where classes and events are held. One of the classrooms is equipped with bench burners and there is a kiln room with four kilns. There is a large warehouse/studio space. We also do repairs and restorations of stained glass. When we moved to the new location in Manchester, we added a gallery with Maine glass artists’ work. We also added an antiquities section.
Stained Glass Express has a distribution to deliver custom cut cabinet glass to full-service glass shops all over New England. We have a wide array of cabinet glass to choose from.
In 2005, our first online store was launched. It has been upgraded several times since then and has remained in a growth mode, making up more and more of the sales percentage of the store. We have launched our new online store in the fall of 2023. We are service oriented and more often than not get the orders out the day we get them.
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