Frit & Foliage

  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019
  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019
  • 2 sessions
  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 12:00 PM 3:00 PM (PDT)
  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM (PDT)
  • Glass Studio, Class Code GL101519DB
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  • $130 + $45 materials fee
  • $100 + $45 materials fee

To register and pay off-line or use a credit in your BARN account, 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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Please note that this class has had an added second day session.

In this unique class, you will explore the meditative technique of powdered glass frit. Using frit powders of various colors and choosing previously dried foliage you will create striking floral images in this class.

In the three-hour session on day 1 (12:00 to 3:00 PM) you will come to understand the necessary safety practices and clean up using glass powders. Then with step-by-step instruction you will practice the process of layering frit to colorize the dried foliage you have chosen to decorate your dishware.

During the one-hour session on day 2 (12:00 to 1:00 PM) you will learn how and why to clean your powdered and initially fired pieces to prepare them for fully fusing each to a background piece of glass prior to slumping. Frit combined with foliage creates delicate organic images that will compliment your food presentation or anything you might imagine. 

In this class you will produce one 9” x 9” square swoop serving piece, one 3" x 9" channel plate, and three 3” x 3” condiment dishes.


  • There is a $45 materials fee included in the class tuition.
  • Suitable for ages 14 and up.
  • Note: Instructions will be included in your registration confirmation email on how to dry & store your foliage before class.

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. 

Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.

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