Glass cutting can be fascinating, exciting, and empowering. But when you're not successful, 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 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.
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Gregg Mesmer was recognized as an Island Treasure in 2015 with his wife, Diane Bonciolini, both of Mesolini Glass Studio. They moved to Bainbridge Island in 1977, started their iconic studio, and have been working in the art glass industry for decades. Their expertise 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.
Over the years 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 District, and Olympic College.