Miriam Di Fiore

“ The Glass Flow” - Fusing without limits
Fusing techniques
Date: July 1st to 9th, 2017

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The Glass flows like a lava under the influence of heat. We can use these properties to create incredibly dynamic chromatic effects to use in our works. By combining gravity and temperature, transparent and opaque glass, we can create amazing art works.
These marble effects, combings, spirals, streaks and shapes where colors flow just like in a dance increase the aesthetic power of the glass. During this class we will learn how to play with these elements, how to intervene on the hot glass inside the kiln and how to use the obtained sheets and patterns in the creation of new fusing pieces. Geometrical Murrine, organic Murrine and a whole series of experiments will be explored.
Basic cold working techniques will be demonstrated. (Hand and machines process to cold working). 


To improve the general perception and the student’s relationship with hot glass behavior. To expand the dialogue between the “shape” and the aesthetic contents of the material.
To increase the ability to control the physical and chemical reactions during firing and to begin a whole new chapter in the perception of creative possibilities with glass fusing.

Class plan:
9 days class. 50 hours in 8 days of studio time. Fifth day off with possible tour to Portofino. Eighth day afternoon off for sightseeing in the area.

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:

One day tour to Portofino (Liguria)  
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.

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All levels. No special requirements.


Option 1 - Class with accommodation in Apartment or House in our Village  (single room, shared bathroom, kitchen, see “Housing in Mornico Losana”): 

1.600 Euro (included 22% taxes)


Option 2 * - Class with accommodation in B&B Gli Acini, (single room, private bathroom, restaurant):

1.700 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.

1.940 Euro Standard (22% taxes and transportation is 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.


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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. 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. 1 traditional “Goodbye dinner”.

Other services included:
Transportation to/from Station and 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 and to Casteggio.



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