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Winter 2017 **Print**

Winter 2017 **Print**
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FLOW Winter 2017

Features

Letter from the Editor
by Margaret Zinser Hunt
Contributing editor Margaret Zinser Hunt reminds readers that women have played a vital role throughout the history of flameworking. Their important contributions have ranged from early glasswork in Italy, Germany, and the United States to being prominent players in the early days of the Studio Glass movement.

The Flow 13th Annual Gallery of Women in Glass
The Flow Winter 2017 Women in Glass gallery features the work of 180 flameworking artists. This collection showcases beautiful and innovative glass art that includes designs featuring nature themes, beads and jewelry, fantasy and mythical themes, and many sculptural pieces. These intriguing designs show just how creative female flameworking artists can be.

What’s Hot
by Darlene Welch
Information on the latest in new glass types and colors, supplies and tools, kilns, books, patterns, and anything else that glass artists and enthusiasts need for working in hot glass can be found in the What’s Hot section of The Flow.

A Hovering Hummingbird
Text and Demonstration by Vicki Schneider
Photography by Kristina Baird
Vicki Schneider demonstrates creating a pendant of a hummingbird in flight. The tutorial begins with the body and hanging bail, then the wings, head, and beak are added. Techniques and tips for finishing the wings, tail, and beak complete the tutorial. Tips are offered for keeping the beak and tail from becoming off center.

Kathleen Elliot
Creating Alternate Realities
by Sara Sally LaGrand
Photography by Keay Edwards
When viewing Kathleen Elliot’s glass art, it’s obvious that she has things to say through her work. In her most recent offerings, for example, she is centered on the current world, the state of food production, and how highly processed foods affect our lives on a personal level.

All In!
Finding a Special Mission through Glass Art
by The Staff of The Flow
Cindi Brunell and Annie Vandell Shook met through their local International Society of Glass Beadmakers chapter. With a joint heart for missions, the two auction glass bead necklaces to raise funds for traveling to a Cambodian orphanage. There Annie will teach the children lampworking skills to provide a way for them to support themselves.

Add Sparkle to Your Work
Enhancing Your Beads with Mica
Text, Demonstration, and Photography of Finished Work by Kathryn Guler
Tutorial Step Photography by Tamara Benton
Kathryn Guler demonstrates techniques for decorating beads with floral and geometric shapes and mica powder. The base bead cab shape is flattened and dipped in the mica powder to add sparkle, and the floral/geometric designs are drawn on with stringers. A final introduction to the flame brings out the iridescence of the glass.

Tiger Lily
Text, Demonstration, and Photography by Carolyn Baum
Carolyn Baum demonstrates making tiger lily flowers using a technique for assembling glass flower petals with wire. Glass lollipop shapes are flattened into petals, then dipped in Pixie Dust and decorated with dots. The petals are joined in the center with wire and finished by wrapping with floral tape.

Art to Art
The Influence of Rosemåling on the Art of Flameworking
Text and Demonstration by Kat Sanders
Kat Sanders demonstrates a way to re-create a Norwegian decorative painting technique in glass art. Colored stringers are used to add raised dots and scrolls on a focal bead, which is decorated on the back and front. The sides of the bead are finished by adding dots there as well.

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