The Art of Glass: Cutting and Grinder Use (2 sessions)

  • Wednesday, January 21, 2015
  • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Rolling Bay Barn
  • 6


Registration is closed

BARN member: $79  (2 sessions)
Non-member:   $87  (2 sessions)

2 sessions: Wednesday, January 21 and 28

This workshop is for beginners, artisans and crafters who want to learn or hone glass cutting skills. You will learn simple techniques that make glass cutting a fun, exciting and successful experience. In addition to cutting glass you will be introduced to the table grinder and how it can help you with precise designs. Offered as a two session class gives students a week to practice what they have learned at home or during an glass open studio session.

There is a $10 studio & materials fee payable at the class.  Glass cutters are available for all students. We have multiple grinders available to share.  If you want to use your own glass cutter & pliers bring them with you.

This class is for beginners.  Students must be over 18 years of age.

INSTRUCTOR: Gregg Mesmer has been cutting glass professionally for decades. He and his wife, Diane Bonciolini, moved to Bainbridge Island in 1977 and started the iconic Mesolini Glass Studio.  The techniques they have used over the years are varied and diverse. Gregg's expertise is in techniques involved in fabrication, not only  glass cutting, but also leading, soldering and glazing of stained glass windows. Over the years, he has taught for Northwest Art Glass, the Bainbridge park district and Olympic College.

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