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Welcome to The Flow® Summer 2022 issue, celebrating the growing art of glass marbles and paperweights. The 2022 Marbles and Paperweights Gallery features glass art from international artists, showcasing abstract techniques as well as graphic themes such as Sasquatch, pigs, Bart Simpson, Japanese structures, floral works, space and galaxies, bees, insects, butterflies, nature spirits, underwater themes, Earth as a globe, penguins, fruits, the Death Star, landscapes, golf balls, and Stonehenge. Glass master and visionary Paul Stankard talks about poetry as his primary inspiration and leads us through the evolution of his artistic interpretations of nature. Piper Dan Benway delights in explaining his design ideas and how he builds his murrine marbles. Will Stuckenberg unveils the plans for The World’s Biggest Marble Hunt and gives us an in-depth tour of the contents of the $45,000 grand prize marble collection. Serbian glass artist Deniz Divleli Özdemir demonstrates her technique for making a mandala-style marble with an encased opal, and Şahin Özdemir takes us through a detailed tutorial on creating a galaxy marble with opals and silver. They both make it look so easy, you won’t be able to resist hopping on your torch to try it yourself. Finally, the Village Iterate teaches us parables about life by using glass as a metaphor. Be sure to subscribe today at so you won’t miss a single issue. For more information or to become a subscriber, call 1‑502‑222‑5631 or



Welcome to The Flow® Spring 2022 issue featuring international glass artists and their nature-inspired work. The 2022 Nature Gallery features both realistic and whimsical art; themes include insects, underwater scenes, cephalopods, fish, flowers, trees, bonsai, bees, owls, butterflies, bears, zebras, sunflowers, crystals, and frogs. Italian maestro Simone Crestani reveals his inspiration for his astonishing sculpture work and his efforts to recreate nature in glass at full scale. Renowned Japanese beadmaker and murrine maker Ayako Hattori discusses the cultural and societal importance of nature in Japan and her efforts to capture a slice of nature in every perfect bead. Jason Dunks, an American sculptor specializing in invertebrates, takes us on his journey from surfer and production glassworker to sculptor extraordinaire. Donna Conklin opens her studio to us and shows us how to make wee glass bees, a timely offering for the beginning of the season. Milon Townsend tops off this inspiring issue with a comprehensive, multi-step tutorial on building your own axolotl in glass. Be sure to subscribe today at so you won’t miss a single issue.

For more information or to become a subscriber, call 1‑502‑222‑5631 or


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