Try It! Glass Cutting

Glass Arts

Try It! Glass Cutting

Learn the techniques and tools to the fascinating art of glass cutting - along with a few simple tricks.


Tuition Assistance and Other Policies

Meeting Times
  1. Wed, 10/25/2023 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Wed, 10/25/2023


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Try It, Class, No Prerequisite

Glass Arts Studio

Fused Glass, Stained Glass


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.

Class Policies

  • Ages 14 and up are welcome.

BARN Policies

  • View BARN's Cancellation and Refund Policy.
  • Tuition Assistance is available. Fill out the application before registering.
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. We try to make accommodations when requested; the earlier you contact us, the more likely we can help. Please email to find out more or request an accommodation.
  • Sensory Statement: Makerspaces like BARN can be noisy and cluttered, smell strongly, and have bright or flickering lights.

Instructors or Guides

Gregg Mesmer

Gregg, honored as an Island Treasure in 2015, owns Mesolini Glass Studio with his wife, Diane Bonciolini. They moved to Bainbridge Island in 1977, started their iconic glass studio, and have been working in the art glass industry professionally 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. They have worked on many community Art in Public Places projects such as the Bainbridge Beach Glass Quilt, the Waypoint beach glass project, Rotary Centennial Park, and more. Many of their projects include school-age students on Bainbridge and beyond. Gregg has taught for Northwest Art Glass, the Bainbridge Park & Recreation District, and Olympic College.

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