Gregg Mesmer, and Diane have worked with glass since1974, where we began our careers in a Seattle glass studio where we met. In 1977 as collaborators, we (Mesmer/Bonciolini) formed Mesolini Glass Studio, on Bainbridge Island, in Washington State. In 1979 they married and are proud parents of two young men.
The techniques they use are varied and include, kiln fired glass, stained glass, carved glass, lamp-working, and cement with glass inclusions.
Diane and Gregg are alumni of Pilchuck Glass School & Pratt Fine Arts Center but feel best described as self-taught artists, using trial and error to guide us through various processes and discovery. Various applications they use can be seen in residential, educational, liturgical, commercial and in public environments. Their familiar line of functional kiln-fired dishware can be found in galleries across the country, visually recognized by a trademarked ‘live’ edge.
Glass continues to inspire Gregg and Diane, discovering new directions and mastering new techniques every day. Living on Bainbridge Island affects their work in many ways; the beautiful surroundings, a supportive community and friendships with the amazing artists & patrons that live here. Their work is a result of these many influences.
Diane Bonciolini and Gregg Mesmer are on the Public Art Roster for Washington State 2021 – 2025