Learn the techniques and tools to the fascinating art of glass cutting - along with a few simple tricks.
About this Class
The art of glass cutting is fascinating, exciting, and empowering when you're successful. When you're not, it can stop you in your tracks and be very expensive. You can master this art with a few simple tricks, and some patience.
Instructor Gregg Mesmer of Mesolini Glass Studio focuses on basic techniques, circle cutting, curves, strip cutting, and more while allowing plenty of time for practice and personal attention. After demonstrations, conversation, and practice, you will have a better understanding of techniques and tools that make cutting glass a breeze.
- Experience level: All levels.
- Wear close-toed shoes and long pants in the Glass Studio at all times.
- A $10 materials fee is included in the class cost.
Gregg Mesmer was recognized as an Island Treasure in 2015 as was his wife, Diane Bonciolini. They moved to Bainbridge in 1977 and started their iconic glass studio and have been working in the art glass industry professionally for decades. Their expertise, however, goes beyond glass cutting to include other types of fabrication, all aspects of creating stained glass art, copper foil, glass fusing, public art, and teaching.
They have worked on many community art projects such as the Bainbridge Beach Glass Quilt, the Waypoint beach glass project and Rotary Centennial Park. Gregg has taught for Northwest Art Glass, the Bainbridge Park & Recreation District, and Olympic College.