Miriam Di Fiore

“Fall Season”
Landscapes & Depth in Fused Glass Advanced
Date: September 11 to 20, 2017

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In this class, we will explore the “translation in Glass” of an Italian Forest Landscape image in Fall Season. The need to mix Sulfur color glasses (red, yellows 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.

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 increasing the thickness of our pieces. Manage perfect kilns firings schedules to get a piece in “perfect shape and health”. Improve our Hand-Cold working skills. Give the final setting of the piece mayor value in order to upraise the poetry of the piece.

Class plan:
10 days class. 50 hours in 8 days of studio time. Fifth day off for sightseeing in the area. Ninth day off: Trip 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.

Other activities:

Dates: September 12,14 & 18
Cooking lessons with dinner (see description on “Side Activities”)
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Total price: 180 euro

One day tour to Portofino (Liguria)
See details in the class program.
Price: 90 Euro (see details in the class program)

Free activities:

Evening Wine Tasting with finger food. Visit of the Casteggio Street market with breakfast and sightseeing in the hills with a visit to the ancient abbey of St.Alberto.


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


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

Option 2 *Class with accommodation in B&B Gli Acini, (single room, private bathroom, restaurant)
1.740 Euro  (included 22% taxes & transport service)

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.
2.004 Euro Standard room
(22% taxes and transportation service are included).

Option 4
1.300 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 11 nights.
All materials and class notes, Tea & coffee, cookies and fruit always available in studio.
“Welcome breakfast” the first day.
Cappuccino and Croissant breakfast during the visit to the street market. 8 lunches in the terrace with spring water and local wines; 1 traditional dinner; 1 wine tasting with fresh finger food. 1 picnic lunch; 1 dinner “Pizza Night”; spring water.

Other services included:
Transportation to/from Voghera Station. Transportation to/from your eventual housing location outside the village. Two trips to the supermarket for grocery shopping. Transport expenses 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