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The Flow Lampworking E-Newsletter - Spring 2012

The Flow Newsletter Spring 2012  Edition

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Dear Readers,

I can hardly believe that we are beginning a new year of The Flow with this Spring 2012 issue, the Forms of Function. This theme illustrates how glass has the ability, in the hands of the artist, to become something useful rather than merely beautiful or ornamental and shows how utility and practicality can also drive the creative process.

We are proud to continue supporting up-and-coming flameworkers by joining with Glasscraft Inc. and our sister publications, Glass Art and Glass Patterns Quarterly, in announcing the 2011 winner of the Glasscraft Emerging Artist Award, Zachary Jorgenson. Our sincerest congratulations to Zachary and to all of the 2011 nominees who are using their talents to expand the world of glass art.

As always . . . Keep your light shining and your torches lit!

Jennifer Menzies

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Summer 2012                 Collaborative Issue

Release Date                  June 18, 2012

Fall 2012                           Narrative Art

Submission Deadline    June 30, 2012

Release Date                   September 21, 2012

Winter 2012 The 8th Annual Women in Glass

Submission Deadline September 1, 2012

Release Date                    December 20, 2012

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The 2011 Winner of the
Glasscraft Emerging Artist Award
Zachary Jorgenson, who has experienced working with furnace glass, discovered the intricacies of teamwork, and helped to start up Sonoran Glass School, was named as the Glasscraft Emerging Aritst Award winner for 2011. Zachary has refined his focus to creating lampworked murrine, marbles, and paperweights.
To learn more about Zachary Jorgenson and his art work visit www.lazuliflux.com.

Quick Links
by William McNearney
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.

Marvin Lipofsky


Glasscaster Interview

with Marcie Davis

GPQ Expert Glass Webinars
No Traveling Required!
Cypres-Sunset163x219.jpgPlease join our sister publication Glass Patterns Quarterly for a live, in-depth two-hour Workshop Webinar with glass artist and teacher, David Alcala. In this live presentation, David will be sharing techniques from his book, From Sand to Glass, Glass Tapestry Techniques, along with Flexi-Glass Techniques.
For more information and to choose the date that best suits your schedule, click on the Web links listed below.
July 10, 2012, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Eastern,
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Central, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Mountain, and 12:00 p.m. (noon) - 2:00 p.m. Pacific
July 12, 2012, 8:30 - 10:30 p.m. Eastern, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Central, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Mountain, and
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Pacific

The Flow Spring  2011

The Forms of Function


The Spring 2012 issue of The Flow illustrates how glass has the ability, in the hands of the artist, to become something useful rather than being merely beautiful or ornamental. You'll find five full-color, step-by-step tutorials including creative chain mail jewelry, a simple chess set from Lewis Wilson, and a striped cane owl sculpture from Milon Townsend. There is also functional glass art from Craig Lewis and nontraditional techniques for creating a twisted dichroic stem goblet from Phil Sunding. The Work of Zachary Jorgenson, Glasscraft Emerging Artist Award winner for 2011, is also featured. A portrait of flameworking artist, Deborah Carlson, coverage of important industry events, and answers to your kiln questions round out this great issue.

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We hope you've enjoyed reading our Spring 2012 Newsletter and welcome any comments or ideas for upcoming issues.  Look for our Summer 2012 Newsletter in August 2012.

Jennifer Menzies, Editor

The Flow Staff

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