Miriam Di Fiore

“Fall Season Whispers”
Landscapes & Depth in Fused Glass Advanced
Date: August 29 to September 7, 2018
Application deadline May 29

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In this class, we will explore the "translation in Glass" of an Italian river forest landscape image in fall season. The need to mix Sulfur color glasses (red, yellow and orange) with Cooper greens and Lead pinks to obtain the fall season scenery in a process with so many successive firings represents a very serious challenge.
Reactivity effects and possible changes in the physical structure of the glass require a high level of attention and an accurate study of the “architecture” of the image through each firing, in a near two inches thick final piece.

Class size: 4 to 6 students

Acquire the ability to manage technical issues. Discover the potential of overlaying colors layer upon layer to catch the magic autumn atmosphere without risking the glass' sufferance. Get a deeper perception about Glass behavior and improve the quality of the transmission of light through the increasing of thickness in our pieces. Manage perfect kiln firing schedules to get a piece in “perfect shape and health”. Improve our hand cold-working skills. Give the final setting of the piece major value in order to upraise the poetry of the piece.

Class plan:
10 days class. 8 lessons in studio. Fifth day off for sightseeing in the area. Ninth day off (possible tour to Portofino).


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.

Side activities:

Cooking lessons & dinner (see description on “Side Activities”)
5:00PM to 7:00PM
Total price: 200 Euro

One day tour to Portofino (Liguria)
Price: 100 Euro
(see details in “Side Activities”)

Free activities and goods:

Sightseeing in the hills & abbey of St.Alberto.
Daily lunches in the terrace, with spring water and local wines and “Welcome breakfast” on first day.


This class is addressed to students who have already experienced Di Fiore’s Landscapes and Depth technical process.

Class fee (without housing):

1.300 Euro

Housing options & total rate for 11 nights:
For further info see “Housing and food in Mornico Losana”

Option 1Accommodation in single room, shared bathroom in apartment in Miriam’s House
330 Euro (taxes included)

Option 2 Renting a house in our village
660 Euro  (taxes included - suitable for sharing with another student)

Option 3 Renting the mini apartment “La Forneria” in our village
385 Euro (taxes included).

Option 4
Accommodation in B&B Gli Acini, (single room, private bathroom, restaurant)
385 Euro (taxes and breakfast included)

Option 5
Accommodation in Hotel Le Vigne di Corvino***
759 Euro Superior Room (taxes and breakfast included)

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 than one class.


Fee includes:
All materials and class notes, tea & coffee, cookies, fruit and spring water always available in studio. A traditional dinner in the hills; a “Pizza Night”. Wine tasting with fresh finger food.

Other services included:
Transportation to/from Voghera Station. Two trips to the supermarket for grocery shopping. Transport expenses and expert guide during the outing to the hills.

We can organize a tour to Cinque Terre after the class ends. If you are interested, please inform us in the application form. (See details in “Side Activities”)

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