Potential, Process, and Product: Lost Wax Casting for Glass
Taught by Dorie Guthrie
Born in 1982 in Moline, Illinois, Dorie Guthrie was first exposed to the medium when she stumbled upon a small glass studio in her hometown. Since graduating from Illinois State University in 2008, Guthrie has continued her studies, being awarded scholarships, at Corning Museum of Glass, Penland School of Craft, and Pittsburgh Glass Center where she furthered her technique. Over the last five years Dorie worked on staff at the Pilchuck Glass School, and also has been a teacher’s assistant at Corning Museum of Glass, Pilchuck, and Pittsburgh Glass Center. Miss Guthrie was selected to demonstrate flameworking at the 2013 Glass Art Society Conference in Toledo, Ohio. Dorie recently taught kilncasting, flameworking, fusing, and imagery techniques at Brazee Street Studio, a Bullseye Resource Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.
This informative workshop will introduce students to the exciting process of lost wax casting for glass. Class will begin with a brief lecture on the long history of lost wax casting, how it has been utilized, and its specific use as an ideal process for casting glass.
Dorie will then demonstrate each step of the process, showing students how to create a wax, make a mold, melt the wax out, cast the product, then finish the object in the cold shop. This class is an excellent opportunity to envision how you could use this dynamic process to create a finished piece on your own. Plenty of visuals and handouts will be provided so you can take information on the process home with you.
(class size: 30, demonstration-based class)