Written in Glass: A Collaboration with UrbanGlass
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.
In this hands-on studio workshop, we will manipulate the surface of glass to create designs and imagery using a variety of coldshop techniques.
Through carving the glass on the lathe, engraving, and sandblasting, students will explore a new lexicon of mark making to express their ideas. Surface treatments will lead to three dimensional objects as we utilize the transparency of glass, layering images on top of each other and creating more complex and storied expressions.