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The Flow Newsletter Summer Edition
June 2008
Dear readers,

Jesse DeMoss MarbleThe summer issue has arrived, dedicated to the art of contemproary marbles. We are pleased to introduce you to over 60 contemporary marble makers, the best that hot glass has to offer. Our summer issue is packed full of tutorials to help you with your own "marble madness", as well as perspectives from the foremost marble collectors in the world. In this newsletter, we have some great educational articles that you will not find in print. From beadmaking to ventilation, there is something for everyone interested in hot glass. Please enjoy this installment. We always love hearing from you. Please let us know how we are doing.

                                        Keep it hot,
                                        The Flow Magazine
The Essentials of Ventilation
by Mike Aurelius

ventilationIn an effort to emphasize health and safety, Mike Aurelius of Aura Lens presents a comprehensive article about ventilation. This article goes over multiple exhaust applications for craftspeople, glassblowers especially.
Making Round Beads Using a Press
by Amy Ouellette
Round Beads

This step-by-step tutorial is designed to teach beadmakers who are beginning to use presses how to use Zoozii's new Round Press for making round beads. You will find tips in this tutorial that will help to reduce the learning curve for those starting out with this style of tool.

Don't Miss this years Art Glass Invitational August 18-23, 2008
Make your reservation today! There are only a limited number of tickets available, and they are sold on a first come / first serve basis.                         Call  (724) 791-2100

AGIThe demonstrators and lecturers for this special 6 day event are Emilio Santini, Roger Parramore, Henry Grimmett, Mike Shelbo, Barry Laffler, Kenan Tiemeyer, J.C. Herrell, The Photo Wizard, Alex V "Hasslenuts", Doni Hatz, Mike Mangiafico and many more. Don't miss the Texas Hold 'em Poker Night in which each player "buys in" with a piece of glass and there's even a pig roast!
Marble 101
by William "Boxfan" Menzies

small marble moldA great article for beginners or long time marble aficionados. Learn the basic process of making a round marble. Using multiple molds, cold punty techniques and fire polishing to make the "perfect" sphere.

SMALL MARBLEDigital Photography for Glass Marbles
by Brian Bowden

Glass can be very tricky when it comes to taking a good photo. Brian Bowden, one of the foremost international marble collectors discusses his trials & tribulations of the photo. Learn some basic and advanced techniques to taking professional glass photographs.

Sign Up Now for the World Flame Off!
September 5-6-7, 2008

Lewis WilsonThe First Annual World Flame off will be held in Tucson, Arizona on September 5-6-7, 2008 in conjunction with the Fall Tucson Best Bead Show hosted by Crystal Myths, Inc. The divisions will be: Marble, hard and soft glass; Bead, hard and soft glass (also pendants).Winners will receive prizes that will be torches, ovens, glass rod, dichroic glass, tools and more. Admission is Free---- to Flame Off and also to the Third Annual Tucson Fall Best Bead Show.
The Flow Summer 2008 - Marble Issue

Features: Letter from the Editor, Marbelous Marble Collecting by Bert Cohen, 2007 Carlisle School of Glass Art Marble Flameoff by Barry Laffler, A Collector's World by Brian Bowden, Marble Gallery, Creativity-Taking Risks without Breaking Your Heart by Milon Townsend, Glass Emerging Artist Awards featuring Travis Weber, Nathan Miers, and Jesse DeMoss, What's Hot by Darlene Welch, Bridging Gaps and Extending Boundaries- A Brief History of the Whoopzip Clothing Company by Terry Finch, Glass Addiction Marble Collaborative by Brad Daphne, The Boro Glory Project by Jerry Piker and The Flow's Crossword Puzzle compiled by Jennifer Quaid & Harold Williams Cooney

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Tutorials: Gilded Marble Demonstration by Terry & Josh Hamra, Sea Floral Marble Demonstration by Filip Vogelpohl, Double-Sided Dichroic Image Marble Demonstration by Bashi Alé, From Stick to Sphere- The Journey of a Snowflake Demonstration by Ken Schneidereit, Butterfly Style Marbles Demonstration by Drew Fritts, Murrina Marble Demonstration by John Rizzi, Have You Lost Your Marbles?- Making Furnace Cane Marbles Demonstration by Don McKinney

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