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Photo Bomb: From Image to Object

  • UrbanGlass 647 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY 11217 (map)

At BKC Studio Sundays April 10 & April 17 from 6-9pm.
At UrbanGlass Monday - Friday, April 25 - 29 from 6-10pm


For this class we’ll be collaborating with UrbanGlass.  First we'll meet at BKC in Dumbo to brainstorm and develop photographic ideas to translate into glass.  The use of photographic decals fused to glass permits a new language, one influenced by light and the inherent properties of glass.  Optics, opacity, transparency and color become new tools for the photographer.  

The workshop will start with two session at BKC where  instructors will first introduce the basic process and show examples of kiln-fused glass photographs.  We’ll be brushing up on photo technique, creating inspiration boards and individualized assignments between classes and then for the second session each student will edit and adjust their photos to create imagery for printing glass transfers sheets (decals).

The decals will then be produced by Baur & Boldon glass studio in Minnesota.  The strength of this digital print process is excellent resolution, detail and great color capability. Your images will start our conversation about the conceptual, material and technical possibilities for imagining photography on glass.

Amy and Brian will then come to UrbanGlass with the decals where students will learn to transfer, fire and then construct with their custom images on glass in a week lon evening intensive. Once the decals are fired onto the glass we will then explore multiple kiln forming methods to transform your glass photography into  three dimensional glass objects.

Learn how to get the most out of digital glass printing technology and expand your glass making potential.  Re-imagine what a photograph can be.  Experimental approaches will be encouraged.



Intensive | 7 Sessions:

April 10 — April 17 @ BKC
Sundays, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

April 25 — April 29 @ UrbanGlass
6:00 - 9:00 pm



About the visiting instructors

Amy Baur
Amy Baur is the co-creator of In Plain Sight Art Studios, based in Minneapolis. Since 2004, she has collaborated with artist Brian Boldon to complete architectural and sculptural commissions that integrate new approaches in digital glaze printing on ceramics and glass. These works, which range from public art to corporate, commercial and residential installations, can be found across the United States. Baur holds a BFA in photography from the University of Alaska (Anchorage) and an MFA in photography from the University of Illinois (Champaign). She has found that the ability to translate photography into the material of glass introduces a physical and material facet that has greatly expands her studio practice. Working with image, glass and collage elements, she combines minute and expansive scales to locate a place between the actual and the imagined.

Brian Boldon
Based in Minneapolis, Boldon exhibits his sculpture nationally and internationally as a solo artist and as collaborator with artist Amy Baur creating Public Art installations. Boldon uses digital technology for printing glass and ceramic enamels, data visualization, 3D printing, and interactive LED light and glass environments.  Boldon coordinated the Ceramics and Graduate Programs at Michigan State University from 1995-2008, headed the Ceramics Program at the University of Alaska Anchorage 1990-1995 and taught Sculpture at Hamilton College in Clinton NY 1989-90. Boldon received a BS in Art from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 1982 and a MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 1988.