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The Flow Lampworking E-Newsletter - Spring 2014

The Flow Newsletter                                                                                  Spring 2014  Edition


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Dear Readers,


I think most of us will agree that this winter has been more than we bargained for with all of its cold and ice and snow. That makes the coming of spring especially welcome this year.
I hope you noticed the beautiful underwater photography on this issue's cover that we used to enhance the exquisite artwork of Venetian glass master, Vittorio Costantini, as well as on the gallery pages. The photos was taken by Keith Bryan, an artist who has some tips to share for taking underwater shots of glass art, so be looking for that in one of our upcoming issues.

We would love to have the opportunity to share your art with our readers through one of our galleries, a general interest article, or a tutorial. Upcoming themes include marbles and paperweights for summer, collaborative art for fall, and our ever-popular women's issue for winter. Submissions can be sent viaThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., our website, or our Facebook page. We look forward to sharing what the talented members of our flameworking community have been doing.

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

Jennifer Menzies




Upcoming Deadlines for Submission


Fall Collaborative Glass Submission Deadline June 1, 2014



10th Annual Women in Glass

Submission Deadline September 1, 2014


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Demetra Theofanous  
Demetra Theofanous has been immersed in the arts from an early age. Her thirst for expression was temporarily diverted, however, when she entered the business world as a tax consultant and CPA. When she realized there was something missing in her work, she decided to return to her creative roots and discovered glass. 
Visit to view more of Demetra's glass art.
Taking Risks without Breaking Your Heart
                       by Milon Townsend
Milon Townsend points out the importance of being flexible with work that seems to be a failure by searching for new ways in which to use it.
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by Craig Milliron
Craig Milliron of Arrow Springs introduces readers to the Cylinder Speed Shaper, a tool that provides flameworkers with various marvering surfaces for finishing basic and V shapes, plus tips for making the most of this newly designed tool.

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 Looking for hot glass and a cool fundraising effort in early summer? Consider attending the Michigan Glass Project's third annual fundraising event to benefit Detroit's Belle Isle Aquarium and a local food bank. Courageous urban pioneers are working to wrest decaying buildings from the teeth of time and retrieve a sense of community for a city on its knees. 


Wesley Fleming, Master of Realistic Results

 by Christine Hansen

 Christine Hansen provides an introduction to the work of Wesley Fleming, a flameworking artist who specializes in creating realistic insects using intricate and biologically correct details that are specific to each species.
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The Flow Spring 2014
Marine & Aquatic Issue 

The Spring 2014 issue of The Flow brings readers profiles of Deb Crowley, Christina Cody, and Venetian glass master, Vittorio Costantini, plus four full-color tutorials for seashells and realistic and whimsical fish. Information on the latest tools and products to make your creative process easier and better round out this great issue.


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We hope you've enjoyed reading our Spring 2013 Newsletter and welcome any comments or ideas for upcoming issues.    

Jennifer Menzies, Editor 


The Flow Magazine 


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