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The Flow Newsletter  Summer 2010
Jennifer headshotDear Readers, 

We are so pleased to announce the redesigned website of The Flow with its improved format that fully integrates the print magazine and website content with new online features to further connect our community. Our new layout takes better advantage of today's wide-screen and flat-panel monitors and offers more functionality than ever before. It's the perfect place for everyone from beginners to seasoned professionals to share experiences and learn from a broad range of other lampworkers from all around the world. By more fully integrating our ideas across platforms and giving you, our audience, more choices to access our content---from print magazine to online---we are extending the reach of our connection with the community. This is an exciting step forward in the evolution of The Flow.


There is an abundance of new features including a robust forum with reader comments, easy navigation, an extensive video section, revamped search tools, and special interviews. You'll also find event highlights, a free wallpaper download section to add a little glass to your desktop, an expanded "About The Flow" section, a searchable trade show calendar, and many other benefits. Leveraging the latest in social media, you can also share posts on your preferred social networking service such as Facebook and Twitter. To share an article or forum post, click on the"Share" button. You can also contribute comments to the website at the very bottom of every article. We think this will be a fun way to build an interactive, online community.  Letter Share Button 


As a visitor to, you can browse tons of content without being logged on to our website. Becoming an online member of our community at no charge, however, will unlock even more free content from our previous issues when you are logged in as a registered user. Clicking on "Create an account" beside our log in and completing the registration also allows you full participation in our forums. We hope you'll become a registered user and then take some time to browse through all of the features, leave comments, and participate in The Flow forums. Please bookmark us and check back often to see what's new. Our goal is to make this website an essential destination for you on the Internet!


Flow Web site photoAs always . . .

Keep your light shining and your torches lit!  

Jennifer Menzies

Upcoming Deadlines for Submission

Winter 2010    Editorial Due September 1, 2010 

Sixth Annual Women in Glass

Spring 2011       Editorial Due December 1, 2010

Art with a Purpose


Summer 2011   Editorial Due March 1, 2011

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    Glasscraft Emerging Artist Awards 
                        The Flow Summer 2010
  GEEA Melanie
Melanie Moertel
Melanie works as a full-time beadmaker and supports herself by selling beads, mostly online, and teaching in glass schools and studios worldwide.Visit to view more of Melanie's work.
Geaa JesseJesse James
Jesse, a talented artist who hails from Le Sueur, MN, began his love for glass in 2005 while watching his brother-in-law Eric Ross create. In 2007 he purchased his first torch. Jesse, addicted to the flame, quit his day job to focus on glass.
Visit to
view more of Jesse's work.
             Geaa Jeremiah
Jeremiah (JD) Maplesden
Jeremiah has worked in beads, marbles, and solid shaping that has pushed the boundaries of solid color, fuming, sandblasting, sand carving, electroforming, and lapping.
Visit  to view more of JD's work.
                   Weaver's Perfect Tool 
weaverby William "Boxfan" Menzies
and Sherry Quaid
Photography by Jennifer Menzies 
I have been a fan of the Weaver graphite molds for some time now, so I was excited when Nathaniel asked me to try out the company's Advanced Lampworking Kit of graphic tools. I urge you to check out the variety offered by the more than fifty molds that Weaver offers.
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Eric pingby Eric Goldschmidt 
Eric takes a look at how artwork through the centuries influences everything that comes after it as he encourages artists to take advantage of all of the resources available to them for researching art from the past. 
         The History of Dichroic Glass  
Dichroic glassby Howard Sandberg 
Although the origins of glass are ancient and found in many civilizations throughout history, dichroic-coated glass is a relative newcomer to the glass art world. So what exactly is dichroic glass and how did it end up in the world of art? 
Sum10KilnCorner#1by Arnold Howard
Arnold Howard, author of technical manuals for Paragon Industries, answers readers'  questions on the proper use and maintenance for all brands of kilns. 
      2010 International Flameworking
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by Adam Villarreal 
March 19-21, 2010, marked the tenth anniversary of the International Flameworking Conference held at the Salem Community College located in Carneys Point, New Jersey. Drawing flameworkers from across the globe, the conference has amassed the pinnacle of contemporary lampworking talent. 
The Flow Summer 2010
Historical Issue

The Summer 2010 issue of The Flow, the glass journal for the flameworking community, features an overview of flameworking as it has developed over the centuries. This great issue includes excerpts from Bandhu Dunham's new book, Contemporary Lampworking III, profiles of three glass art legends---Gianni Toso, Paul Stankard, and Marvin Lipofsky---and an introduction to the three latest up-and-coming Glasscraft Emerging Artist Award winners. Then catch a glimpse of bead designs through the ages and the techniques that were used to create them in a bead timeline from Suzanne Tate and a review of flameworking history from Beth Hylen, librarian of the Rakow Research Library of The Corning Museum of Glass. Visits to the 2010 International Flameworking Conference, Sonoran Glass Art Academy Flame Off, and UK Flame Off will keep you in touch with more current happenings in the world of flameworking, and seven fabulous full-color, step-by-step demonstrations will introduce you to some great new glass art techniques. Finishing out this issue are answers from Arnold Howard for the proper setup of kilns. 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. Subscribers to the magazine can also now look forward to receiving e-mailed links to Subscriber Only bonus material with each issue.

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Summer Sale!

Our Marble CD is 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. This CD also includes 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 Marble CD at $20 plus shipping. This is a savings of 20%. 
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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 October 2010.
As Always . . . Keep your light shining and your torches lit!
Jennifer Menzies, Editor 
The Flow staff
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