Miriam Di Fiore

The Poem of the Green River
Landscapes & Depth in Fused Glass
Date: May 30 to June 7, 2017

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In this class, we will create a "translation in Glass" of an image of an Italian River Forest Landscape, in spring season. All the process is done in glass with glass, adding it even optical depth. Students will be guided step by step in order to have a clear view of the principal process used in the Di Fiore’s Technique. We will go visit the Ticino River, to observe, photograph and feel the essence of the Landscape we will work on.

Understand the technical process, the potential of this technique; training of the sight to catch the different optical levels of the image. Get a deeper perception about Glass behavior and improve the relationship between the students and the material and apply this particular process to improve their Art. Cold working and possible setting process will be explained and discussed in the class.

Class plan:
9 days class. 51 hours in 8 days of studio time. Afternoon short trip to the Ticino River to visit the place that we will work on in our piece, to observe and photograph the water effects, shapes and light. Sixth day off to visit and enjoy the beauty of the surroundings

Materials: We will work with Bullseye Glass 90. Each student will have detailed firing schedules and a description of the process developed in the class. All materials are included.

Other activities:

Date: June 1,2 & 5
Cooking lessons with dinner (see “side activities” description)
5:00PM to 7:00PM
Total price: 180 Euro

Free activities:

“Welcome breakfast” on first day. Evening Wine Tasting with fresh finger food. Visit of the amazing Charthouse of Pavia.
Sightseeing in the hills with a visit to the ancient abbey of St. Albert  (XIII Century) Picnic lunch and Pizza dinner (see side description) 

This technique is complex. To best enjoy this class, it’s important to have already experience in fusing processes (basic knowledge about compatibility, annealing, reactivity, devitrification). Some ability to draw and paint is essential because glass is used like a kind of watercolor painting, and the image needs to be “seen” as “divided” in several sequential plans of optical levels.


Option 1Class with accommodation in Apartment or House in our Village  (single room, shared bathroom, kitchen, see “Housing in Mornico Losana”)
1.575 Euro (included 22% taxes)

Option 2 *Class with accommodation in B&B Gli Acini, (single room, private bathroom, restaurant)
1.675 Euro  (22% taxes a transportation service are included).

Option 3 * Class and accommodation in Hotel Le Vigne di Corvino (***) Private big single room, TV sat, private bathroom, air conditioning, breakfast included. Restaurant a-la-carte in the hotel. Transportation service included.
1.915 Euro Standard room
(22% taxes and transportation service are included).

Option 4
1.275 Euro Class price without housing

* Request quote for accommodation in double room.

All accommodation is subject to availability.

130 Euro discount on class fees for students who have already been in my classes here in Italy or to those who apply to more of one class.


Fee includes:
Housing for 10 nights.
All materials and class notes, Tea & coffee, cookies and fruit always available in studio.
“Welcome breakfast” the first day. 8 lunches in the terrace with spring water and local wines; 1 dinner near the River; 1 wine tasting with fresh finger food. 1 picnic lunch; 1 dinner “Pizza Night”. Visit to the Chartreuse of Pavia

Other services included: Transportation to/from train Station & to/from your eventual housing location outside the village. 2 trips to the supermarket for grocery shopping. Transport cost and expert guide during the outing to the hills.

Miriam Di Fiore Glass Studio Via Partigiani 5, 27040, Mornico Losana,(PV), ITALY
Telephone: +39 0383 892114, Mobile: +39 3487459674 e-mail: miriamdifiore@gmail.com