Vitrigraph-Pulling & Drawing with Glass Stringer

  • Thursday, February 21, 2019
  • Friday, February 22, 2019
  • 2 sessions
  • Thursday, February 21, 2019, 1:30 PM 4:30 PM (PST)
  • Friday, February 22, 2019, 1:30 PM 4:30 PM (PST)
  • BARN Glass Studio, Class Code: GL022119DB
  • 2


  • $165 + $30 materials fee
  • $130 + $30 materials fee

This class has prerequisites. Please see description.

To register and pay off-line, please call the registrar at (206) 842-4475 x216 or come into BARN.

Be sure to "Join Waitlist" if this class fills (there is no cost to do so) and we will notify you if a seat opens up or this class gets offered again.
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This class is an intermediate level class. The prerequisite for this class is A-Z of Fused Glass. 

Vitrigraph comes from the Latin “vitri” (glass) and the Greek “graph” (writing). A vitrigraph kiln is used for the process of heating glass in a small pot and allowing the molten glass to flow out of the bottom of a pot through the bottom of the kiln. This a two session class (Thursday and Friday).

This specialized tool can, with experience & practice, aid glass enthusiasts in their creative quest. Using the Vitirgraph to create  curvey stringer, curving glass rods, and linear elements, will expand creative ideas with which to draw from.

 Session 1, introduces students how to control the fluidity of glass by hand pulling, stretching and twisting glass stringer at 1600 degrees.

Session 2 brings students the opportunity to use the pulled glass, to create a 10" x 10" fused glass line drawing.  This is a amazing & fun technique you won't want to miss! Becoming comfortable with this technique will lead to more advanced classes where we will make murini & mille fiori rods.

There is a material fee of $30 included the price of the class.

Important Notes:

  • Remember to wear cotton clothing, no polyesters, long pants, socks & close-toed shoes in the Glass Studio, at all times! This will be strictly enforced.

Instructor:  Diane Bonciolini  

The "olini" of Mesolini Glass Studio, Diane's love of glass is her passion.   As a full-time glass artist who has lived and worked on Bainbridge Island since 1977, she grows and changes with every project. She describes glass, her medium of choice, as having a life of its own.  This multifaceted medium shows itself in each of her creations:  stained glass, slumped and fused glass, lamp work, or glass combined with concrete.

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