The Art of Glass Cutting is simply that, an art. It is fascinating, exciting, & empowering when you are successful, when you are not, it can stop you in your tracks and be very expensive. With a few simple tricks, and patience, you can master the Art of Glass Cutting. Gregg will focus on basic techniques, circle cutting, curves, strip cutting and more. There will be plenty of time for practice and personal attention! After demos, conversation and practice, you will go home having a better understanding of techniques and tools that will make cutting glass a breeze.
There will be a $10 material fee included in your registration fee.
Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times.
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.