Studio Faculty Presentations: Miriam Di Fiore, Martin Rosol, Tomo Sakai, & Loren Stump

A four rectangular beads of blue, purple, and green patterns
August 18, 2020 7:30 pm–9:00 pm
The Studio

Attend free, informal lectures by Studio faculty, some of the best-known glassmakers in the world. Hear instructors speak about their work in unstructured and highly-informative sessions in The Studio Lecture Room on Tuesday nights throughout the class sessions. This week features Miriam Di Fiore, Martin Rosol, Tomo Sakai and Loren Stump in the Studio Faculty Presentations series.


A matte yellow abstract yellow sculpture in a diamond shape with a line of green in the middle
A guitar-like instrument with a scene of a reeds by a lake on the body
A portrait of a young girl with a blue head wrapping, which is surrounded by red and white geometric patterns
Artist Miriam Di Fiore uses a small flame to melt a small rod of black glass

Miriam Di Fiore

Miriam Di Fiore has been working with fused glass since 1985. Her fused landscape works are in many public and private collections, and have been displayed in numerous exhibitions around the world. Di Fiore co-founded the Vetroricerca Glass School in Italy and has been teaching for more than 15 years.

Artist Martin Rosol looks at a camera with a clear and orange glass sculpture behind him

Martin Rosol

Martin Rosol came to the United States in 1988 to pursue his career as a sculptor, a path unavailable to him in Czechoslovakia before Vaclav Havel and the Velvet Revolution transformed the country.

Artist Tomo Sakai uses a machine to add etching to a clear vase

Tomo Sakai

Tomo Sakai graduated from Tama Art University in Tokyo, Japan, with a specialization in glass. Sakai then studied glass engraving and coldworking in the Czech Republic, where she met her husband, glass designer Eric Cruze. They moved to the United States in 2009, and now have a studio in Massachusetts.

Artist Loren Stump uses a flame to melt a rod of yellow glass

Loren Stump

Loren Stump, a Sacramento, Calif., native, began his career more than 35 years ago as a stained glass artist. He is now a self-taught flameworker, tool and technique developer, and teacher, known for such innovative techniques as the manipulation of two-dimensional murrine slices into three-dimensional forms. Stump has exhibited, demonstrated, and lectured around the world.