The Flow Newsletter Spring 2013 Edition
Spring is here once again, bringing with it fragrant blooms, plenty of sunshine, and evolving plans for vacation time. I hope your own plans include being involved in ways to improve your current glass art skills and learn some new techniques from artists who have gone before you.
We hope you got to attend the 2013 Glass Craft & Bead Expo in Las Vegas and stopped by our Booth to say hello. The Flow and its sister publication GPQ once again sponsored the live demo stage. This was a great opportunity to watch renowned glass artists as they demonstrated the techniques that made them famous.
For those of you who aren't able to attend glass shows or take advantage of any live workshops this year, we have an answer for that Glass Expert Webinars™ from our sister publication, Glass Patterns Quarterly provide a way for you to attend workshops on the Internet with renowned glass artist- - -no traveling required! Participants can ask the artist questions via live chat and receive answers in real time. Postworkshop DVDs are also available. Look for a link to more info on our home page at www.theflowmagazine.com.
As always . . . Keep your light shining and your torches lit!
Upcoming Deadlines for Submission
Theme: Minimalism and Form
Submission Deadline: June 1, 2013
Theme: 9th Annual Women in Glass
Submission Deadline: September 1, 2013
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The Flow Artist Profile
Design by Kate Rothra Fleming
Kate's work in glass translates her lifelong fascination with natural history. Redolent of Caribbean sea urchins, Kalahari melons, the Montezuma Oropendola, the colors and life she has seen in her travels through Botswana, India, and Central America fuel her imagination.
This tutorial is an exercise in flame control and patience. It also safely combines COEs, which with this bead is essential. Creating the bird bead only requires an easy, sculptural technique. To put the bird in a bubble, however, is a challenge, because it requires combining a hollow bead with a sculptural bead inside. This hobby quickly turned into a passion for Kari. Her beads and buttons can be found in over a dozen stores, at her booth at the local Farmer's Market, or online at
Glass is a beautiful medium in which to explore the imagery of the dragonfly. I came up with this dragonfly pendant idea using big eyes, translucent wings, and a segmented tail to make it very recognizable, yet also sturdy enough to wear. I hope you enjoy this tutorial and find the dragonfly to be a fun project.
Rocio Bearer offers tips for preparing mandrels, making hair cane, and making flower cane to sculpt a mermaid on the mandrel. The mermaid bead is a great way to combine and practice a wide range of techniques.
The Flow is the place to go for inspiration and information to take your flameworking skills to a higher level. You'll take a look at how various cultures have influenced glass art over the centuries, catch up on recent glass industry events, and be inspired by gallery entries and profiles of outstanding artists. Five tutorials with full-color, step-by-step instructions for creating sculptural beads and figures plus an etched bar tap pull round out this exciting issue.
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