Miriam Di Fiore

"Forest, Flowers & Birds"
Outside, inside, through...the luminous dance
Fusing techniques: Light Painting
Date: August 13 to 20, 2017

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The great artist Narcissus Quagliata, my maestro, called “Light Painting” the technique that he created to translate in glass his fantastic drawings and watercolours. Using frits, glass powder and glass stringers, we can create images, highly controlled, unique, as if we were using the glass as a painter uses his colours. We will focus this class in reading and interpreting glass forest images, flowers and birds, perfect subjects to learn every “secret” of this technique. Even if we can accomplish Light painting pieces with a single firing, in this class we will push the pieces until at least 3 successive firings. You will see how intense the dialogue could get, between glass, colour, light and surface.

Get the complete knowledge about the glass frits behaviour. Discover the particularity of each colour available, the effects concerning the reactions when we mix sulphur with lead and copper colours, manage the correct firing schedules. Increase the knowledge of the translation in fused glass of several different kinds of images and forge a “deeper intimate friendship” with Glass.

Class plan:
8 days total class. 42 hours of studio time. The afternoon of the fourth day is off (15 August, public holiday), to sightsee in the area and participate to the Middle Age Festival. The fifth day is off. (16 august). The group will decide the activities for that day. Morning off on the ninth day to have breakfast and visit the Castagno Street Market.

We will work with Bullseye Glass 90. (Sheet, frits and powders) Each student will have detailed firing schedules and a description of the processes developed in the class. All materials are included.

Other activities:

No side activities are proposed for this class.

Free activities:

Visit to the great “Middle Age Festival” in Castle and town of Zavattarello, where we will have a Middle Age “Banquet” dinner. Wine Tasting with fresh finger food; Casteggio Street market, sightseeing in the hills.

Basic knowledge of fused glass processes


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

Option 2 *Class with accommodation in B&B Gli Acini, (single room, private bathroom, restaurant)
1.440 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.
1.656 Euro Standard room
(22% taxes and transportation service are included).

Option 4
1.080 Euro Class price without housing

* Request quote for accommodation in double room.

All accommodation is subject to availability.

110 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 9 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 dinner “Pizza Night”; spring water. The Middle Age Banquet dinner.

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