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.
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.
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.
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.
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.