Miriam Di Fiore

“Winter Season… my love”
Landscapes & Depth in Fused Glass
Miriam’s Landscapes high thickness
Date: June 15 to 24, 2018
Application deadline April 15

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When a student asks me what theme I prefer for my works, I answer "the winter".
In winter landscapes there is magic, a certain melancholy, a special poetic atmosphere. They are also the most suitable images to teach the Di Fiore's Technique.

This class is dedicated to those who love black and white and soft colors, the serene geometry of the winter forest and to those who wishes to enter within the enchanted path of the “landscape and depth in fused glass”.
Students will be guided step by step in order to have a clear view of the main process used in the Di Fiore’s Technique.
Students will learn how to create a "translation in Glass" of an image of the river winter landscape, in a near two inches thick final piece.

Class size: 4 to 6 students

Acquire the ability to manage technical issues that come up working on a river’s forest winter landscape scenery. Discover how to overlay colors layer upon layer to achieve a realistic depth illusion 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 the kiln's firings schedules to get a piece in “perfect shape and health”. Improve our hand cold working skills in order to upraise the poetry of the piece.

Class plan:
10 days class. 8 lessons in studio. Fourth day off to visit and enjoy the beauty of the surroundings. One day off (Possible tour to Portofino) waiting for the kilns to cool down.


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”)
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Total price: 200 Euro

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

Free activities and goods:

Evening 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.


To best enjoy this class, it is important to have good experience and knowledge in fusing processes (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.

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 with other students in apartment in Miriam’s House
330 Euro (taxes included)

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

Option 3Renting 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. Pizza Night”; spring water.

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”)

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