My Fused Glass Class with Miriam

As I mentioned in my last blog, I took a class with Miriam Di Fiore. I so loved this class for all of the reasons I wrote in my last blog and because of the fabulous pieces I made in class. Well here they are. This first one frustrated me to no end. At one point I wiped off the glass 3 different times, so freaking frustrating. But I love it. I put white glass on the bottom so the piece really pops. It’s 4 or 5 layers (I lost count) and 4 firings. Lots of work but I think it’s beautiful.

This next piece was pretty time consuming and I made some mistakes but I still think it’s beautiful. I learned so much in this class. This one is transparent so I just need to figure out the best way to display it.

As I mentioned it was a 5-day class and we made 2 projects (above). Each piece was fired at least 4 times. Miriam said she normally fires 5-7 times. I don’t think I’ve ever fired a piece more than 5 times and that includes the slump or firepolish, these weren’t slumped or firepolished! But you have to admit these are stunning pieces. 

me pulling stringer

I took another glass landscape class from Alice Benvie Gebhart and I thought this would be similar but it wasn’t. That’s one of the reasons why I love glass it’s so versatile – it never ceases to amaze me.  In case you don’t remember here is a picture of them. Both instructors are amazing and I highly recommend taking both classes, you learn such different techniques.

My glass pieces I made in Alice’s class

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