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The Flow Lampworking E-Newsletter - Winter 2011

The Flow Newsletter Winter 2011 Edition

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Dear Readers,

Each year I eagerly wait for the winter "Women in Glass" issue to be published. The fabulous collection of glass art created by so many truly talented female artists simply amazes me. I hope you will agree that the fifteen pages included in this year's gallery are filled with beautiful, stunning work that reminds us just how creative women can be when it comes to working in glass.

Let me thank all of you for remaining such a caring community of glass artists. Your willingness to give of yourselves to the world at large, particularly in projects like the Beads of Courage program that was featured in the Summer 2011 issue of The Flow, makes me proud to be part fo this wonderful group of special people. Wil and I want to take this opportunity to offer a huge thank-you to all of those who have supported The Flow and to let you know how much we treasure our relationships with each and every one of you. We look forward to sharing even more information in the years to come that will help you to make it on your journey toward excellence in glass.

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

Jennifer Menzies

Upcoming Deadlines for Submission

Spring 2012 The Forms of Function

Release Date                      March 16, 2012

Summer 2012                  Collaborative Issue

Submission Deadline           March 1, 2012

Release Date                      June 14, 2012

Fall 2012 Narrative Art

Submission Deadline           June 1, 2012

Release                               September 21, 2012

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The Flow Winter 2011
In 2006 Hayley discovered the magic of glass while searching for interesting beads to incorporate into her jewelry. She has had the privilege of studying under many inspiring artists who have influenced her work. Her latest endeavors in her flameworking journey include humongous blown hollows, intricate stringer decoration, and giant-hole rings. Visit to view more of Hayley's glass art.
Amy is an artist and educator based in Louisville, Kentucky, who has been working with glass since 1997. She specializes in flameworking, with an emphasis on soft glass sculpture, beadmaking, and botanical replication. Trained as a painter and glassworker, she uses visual imagery to pose questions relating to the substance of language and communication. Visit to find more of Amy's glass art.

Ginger E.L.A.

In 2008 when visiting Burning Man in the Black Rock desert, Ginger's experience sparked her creative fires. Upon returning she found an open apprenticeship, dedicating herself to the torch for the following five months.  In 2009, Glass Aficionado published Ginger's work, which stirred up a whirlwind of activity in the ensuing months. Every year Ginger returns to the Black Rock desert where she first discovered her creativity. Visit to view more of Ginger's glass art.
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Industry News
AGA Announces
The 2012
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
The 2012 Lifetime Achievement award goes to
Maureen James
Maureen has been involved in the glass industry as a publisher since 1985 when she became co-founder and managing editor of Glass Patterns Quarterly. This quality, tutorial-based periodical has an international readership in over eighty countries. She has also served on the board of the Art Glass Association and is currently involved as a board member of the KBW Education Foundation. Maureen is an active and voting member of AGA, ISGB, GAS and SGAA. She has been influential in bringing glass education to the masses and is thrilled to be working with the various organizations serving in this capacity.
We hope you will celebrate with us at the Awards Dinner, Saturday, March 31, 2012 at the Glass Craft & Bead Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada
Glass Craft & Bead Expo
March 28-April 1 2012
Las Vegas, NV

Expert Glass Web-Workshop - Fusing with Petra Kaiser

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Please join GPQ for a live, in-depth workshop Webinar with glass artist and teacher, Petra Kaiser. Petra will be sharing techniques for mold making and working with red reactive glass.
April 19, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern (4:00 p.m. Pacific)
with a repeat
April 26, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern (11:00 a.m. Pacific)


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The Flow Winter 2011

7th Annual Gallery of Women in Glass


The Winter 2011 issue of The Flow ushers in the 7th Annual Women in Glass issue with its stunning gallery of varied, unique, and truly beautiful glass art from 179 female artists. You'll find articles featuring two leading female glass artists, Amy Schwartz and Doni Hatz, plus eight full-color, step-by-step tutorials from Miriam Steger-van der Schrieck, Judy Carlson, Jeri Warhaftig, Rocio Bearer, Lisa St. Martin, Anne Londez, Bronwen Heilman, and Zora Parker. The three latest Glasscraft Emerging Artist Award winners, coverage of important industry events, and answers to your kiln questions round out this great issue.

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Spring 2012 Benefits will be delivered in April 2012.

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We hope you've enjoyed reading our Winter 2011 Newsletter and welcome any comments or ideas for upcoming issues.  Look for our Spring 2012 Newsletter in May 2012.

Jennifer Menzies, Editor


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