Kilnformed Glass & Ambrotypes

May 14th - June 18th
Dorie Guthrie, Rowan Renee |

Students will learn to create experimental imagery on glass using kilnforming techniques and the wet plate collodion (ambrotype) process. The first part of the course will be held at UrbanGlass and led by Dorie Guthrie. While at UrbanGlass, students will learn kilnforming and coldworking techniques to make glass plates with color, texture, distortion, and embedded imagery. The second portion of the course will be held at Pioneer Works and led by former Visual Arts Resident Rowan Renee. At Pioneer Works, students will use their glass creations as substrates for the ambrotype process. Students will learn to prepare glass for the wet plate collodion process, as well as the chemistry to sensitize, expose, and develop ambrotypes. Focus will be placed on studio lighting and discussions of DIY methods for modifying large format cameras and film holders to accommodate unusual, or dimensional substrates. Open to all skill levels. 

Dates at UrbanGlass: May 14, 21, 28, June 4
Dates at Pioneerworks: June 11, and 18

Class Schedule
  • Weekly Class | 6 Sessions: May 14 — June 18
    Thursday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Exhibiting Artist, Instructor

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. 

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Rowan Renee

Rowan Renee is a genderqueer artist who works with analog photographic techniques to appropriate historical records and interject them with new meaning. Rowan has been practicing the wet plate collodion process since 2010.

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