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The Flow Newsletter  Spring 2010
Jennifer headshotDear Readers, 

Thank you for all the kind comments on our Spring 2010 nature-themed edition. We thought the issue was a particularly good one for our boro following, especially after the Women in Glass edition. (We love you boro boys and babes, too!) We especially want to thank all the amazing artists who submitted their articles and tutorials for this issue. What a wealth of information with everything from how to make your lampworked objects look more realistic to collection upon collection of all things nature. Bravo!

We're building another fantastic issue with the Historical theme, and it's brimming full with information and tutorials. I've seen many of the layouts and cover ideas, and I'm pleased to say we'll be proud to take this one to GAS and ISGB.

Please be sure to check out our new website. We are thrilled with the new look, the sound, and the amazing amount of content. There are tons of free articles, especially in the Health, Safety, and Technical areas. In order to view some of the articles and tutorials, you will need to register first. But remember . . . it's still free!

Don't miss our new calendar on the home page. We've searched for the most attractive calendar we could find that allowed us to list categories for your vast interests. Now it's easier than ever to find a class in your area and field of interest. If you are a teacher in the glass field, e-mail us your teaching schedule with class title, date, time, and description, and we'll get you on our calendar. Visit our advertisers' websites and support them, because they support us. We work year-round to promote our artists, our writers, and our advertisers. When you subscribe to The Flow, you are supporting the glass arts.


Enjoy your spring...                                    

Go with The Flow              


Upcoming Deadlines and Themes for Submissions


Fall 2010   June 1, 2010   The Tool I Can't Live Without


Winter 2010  September 1, 2010   Sixth Annual Women's Issue

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The Flow Spring 2010
Robert W. Kincheloe
Robert takes a mathematical approach to design. His present focus is on clean lines and simple design. Visit www.brvglass.com to view more of Robert's work.
Peter's-BodyPartsLargerJoe Peters
Nature is the subject of most of Joe's  work and it provides endless opportunities to explore the depth, color, and reflective 
properties of glass.
Visit www.joepetersglass.com to view
more of Joe's work.  
Lee Silveri
Lee enjoys creating both hollow and
solid works and tends to make traditional forms with comtemporary
elements. Visit www.leesilveri.com
                to view more of Lee's work.
             Hobbyist Glass Challenge 
                    Nature Gallery
                      Spring 2010 

First Place Hobb 
Lana Chu 
First Place Winner 
Ironwork by
Wayne Henderson
Second Place Hobb
Emma Mackintosh
Second Place Winner
Third Place Hobb
Samma Parcels
Third Place Winner
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Flameworked figure in white glass. Base cast from stone and convex form in zinc gray glass.
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Kiln Corner Sp10Arnold Howard, author of technical manuals for Paragon Industries, answers readers'  questions on the proper use and maintenance for all brands of kilns. 
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Christian Arnold
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The Flow Spring 2010
Nature Issue

FlowSp10Cover200x260The Spring 2010 issue of The Flow, the glass journal for the flameworking community, features a gallery with the glass art of fourteen artists whose work reflects the beauty of nature plus the six winners of the recent Glass Challenge sponsored by The Flow, Glass Patterns Quarterly, and Profitable Glass Quarterly. This great issue includes excerpts from Bandhu Dunham's new book, Contemporary Lampworking III, and a visit to the 2009 Art Glass Invitational, plus fascinating articles featuring several of the glass greats and an introduction to the three latest up-and-coming Glasscraft Emerging Artist Award winners. Caitlin Hyde provides a look at how flameworking artists go from initial drawings to realizing their art in glass, Jeremy Sinkus shares his fascination with using jellyfish in his glass art, and Sean Mueller gets you started sandblasting designs for your flameworked pieces. Other tutorials include a lovely seashell bead from Judy Carlson, a lovebird bead from Kim Fields, double-layer windows from Matt Tyner, and a Djembe hand drum from Todd Deem. Milon Townsend also continues his series on the ins and outs of casting glass, and Arnold Howard offers tips for the proper loading of glass kilns. Finishing out this issue is the intricate work of Chris Buzzini encased in a clear paperweight. And you won't want to miss our regular What's Hot section featuring all of the latest and greatest products to enhance your flameworking experience. To subscribe, call 800.719.0769 or visit www.theflowmagazine.com. 

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We are celebrating the launch of our new website with this Special Spring Sale!  Our Bead & Jewelry 1 & 2 CDs are a collection of projects in PDF format from over eight years of The Flow archives.  Most of these projects are step-by-step and include four-color photography.The CDs also include Artist Profiles and Emerging Artists. All of the Tutorials and Articles are by and about leading glass artists and industry experts. We have priced this Special package of the Bead & Jewelry 1 & 2 CDs at $42 plus shipping. This is a savings of 15%. 
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We hope you've enjoyed reading our newsletter and welcome any comments or ideas for upcoming issues.  Look for our next Newsletter July 2010.
As Always . . . Keep your light shining and your torches lit!
Jennifer Menzies, Editor 
The Flow staff
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