Frit and Foliage

Glass Arts

Frit and Foliage

Create striking floral images using dried foliage and frit powders of various colors and go home with five dishes.

Meeting Times
  1. Mon, 6/24/2024 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  2. Tue, 6/25/2024 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  3. Wed, 6/26/2024 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Mon, 6/24/2024 - Wed, 6/26/2024


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Class, No Prerequisite

Glass Arts Studio

Fused Glass, Free at BARN

Free at BARN is Made Possible Thanks to Support From:

Bainbridge Community Foundation


Frit (ground fusible glass), combined with foliage, creates delicate organic images that will complement your food presentation or anything you might imagine.

In the first session, you'll learn about the necessary safety and cleanup practices when it comes to using glass powders. Then, with step-by-step instruction, you'll practice the process of layering frit to colorize the dried foliage you've  chosen to decorate your dishware.


This class will provide instruction in best practices for cutting and shaping glass. 


You will make one 9” x 9” square swoop serving piece, one 3" x 9" channel plate, and three 3” x 3” condiment dishes.


  • A $45 materials fee, included in the price of your class, will cover everything you need except for foliage.
  • A document providing instructions on how to dry and store your foliage will be available in any of the following places: your confirmation email, your reminder email, and within your registration portal on the BARN website.

Class Policies

  • Ages 14 and up are welcome.
  • Wear close-toed shoes and long pants in the Glass Studio at all times.

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

Diane Bonciolini

Diane Bonciolini is the "olini" of Mesolini Glass Studio. 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 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.

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