The Layered Image: From 3D Print to Cast Glass Pictures

In collaboration with Urban Glass, this 6-week course will explore newfound connections between 3D modeling, 3D printing, and glass casting in transferring images from the digital to a glass analog. The first three classes, taking place at Pioneer Works, will be focused on the 3D modeling and printing of molds. The plastic molds for glass casting, fusing, and then the removal of glass to reveal the hidden image. Time will also be spent discussing the benefits of cross pollination between disciplines. Students of all levels are welcome, and students with previous knowledge in glass, digital fabrication, or photography are encouraged to collaborate with other students to share and integrate various techniques in student work.

Price: $400

Audience: Open to all adults regardless of experience.

Materials: Students are asked to bring laptops to the first three sessions at Pioneer Works with Rhinoceros 3D modeling software installed. Download a free trial version for Mac and Windows here. If you are unable to bring a laptop to class, a computer may be furnished upon prior request to

Daniel Kerry works within the Brooklyn glass community facilitating classes and assisting artists. Originally from the Seattle area, Daniel has multiple years of experience in glassblowing, neon production, CAD, and 3D printing. His personal work is focused on finding novel processes that draw from disparate technologists.

Born in 1982 in Moline, Illinois, Dorie Guthrie was first exposed to the medium when she was 17. Since graduating from Illinois State University in 2008, Guthrie has continued her studies at Corning Museum of Glass, Haystack, Penland School of Craft, Pittsburgh Glass Center and Pilchuck where she furthered her technique. Miss Guthrie was selected to demonstrate flameworking at the 2013 Glass Art Society Conference in Toledo, Ohio. Prior to Brooklyn, New York, Dorie was working at a Bullseye Kiln Glass Resource Center in Cincinnati. She currently teaches kilncasting, glass blowing, flameworking, fusing and imagery techniques at UrbanGlass.

Established in New York City in 1977, UrbanGlass fosters experimentation and advances the use and critical understanding of glass as a creative medium.