The Flow Magazine (Winter 2018)

The Flow Magazine (Winter 2018)
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The Flow Magazine (Winter 2018) - 14th Annual Gallery of Women in Glass

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Letter from the Contributing Editor

by Bronwen Heilman

Contributing editor Bronwen Heilman shares the answers from her Facebook and Instagram followers on why they flamework glass. Reasons includes the help they get to focus during the difficult times of life, doing it because flameworking provides a fun way to make a living, and just because they love fire.

The Flow 14th Annual Gallery of Women in Glass

The Flow Winter 2018 Women in Glass Gallery features the work of 171 female flameworking artists. Showcased is a collection of beautiful and innovative glass art that includes goblets, sculptural glass art, animals, geometric figures, mythological creatures, jewelry accessories, and home decor.

What’s Hot

Information on the latest in new glass types and colors, supplies and tools, kilns, books, patterns, and anything else that glass artists and enthusiasts need for working in hot glass can be found in the What’s Hot section of The Flow.

Parallels Between Hot Glass & Human Existence

by The Village Iterate

Pearls of wisdom are offered to help flameworkers navigate the fascinating world of glass art. Suggestions are offered to glass artists for recognizing the value of scrap glass, understanding the importance and value of the time they invest in their work versus the cost of making it, and discovering ways to organize leftover glass.

The 2018 Michigan Glass Project

Benefitting Art Education

Photography by Jeff DiMarco, Bang Le, and Alex Reyna

The Michigan Glass Project hosted its seventh annual glassblowing and art festival in July 2018, where local and national artists worked live throughout the weekend, creating pieces for the silent auction to benefit Art Road, a nonprofit organization that helps provide students in the Metro Detroit schools with art instruction.

Tips for Becoming a Successful Artistic Entrepreneur

The Importance of Quality Advertising Materials

by Jason Michael

When artists move to a different area, it takes time to develop relationships with new galleries and local artists. One of the best ways is to provide them with quality advertising materials including stickers plus business cards and fliers. Following these tips will help build a strong foundation in a new community.

Freestyle Sherlock with Dina Kalahar

Text and Photos by Jenny Newtson-Schick, Demonstration by Dina Kalahar

Dina Kalahar demonstrates how to make production pipes using glass tubing and colored rod. The glass is pulled, turned, and blown to make the twisted Sherlock form, then striped with the colored rod. The wrap is then evaluated as it cools in order to plan the finishing touches for the pipe.

Tree Frog Decorated Borosilicate Drinnking Straws

Text and Demonstration by Bronwen Heilman

Photography by David Hall

Bronwen Heilman demonstrates techniques for creating drinking straws from borosilicate glass. Clear tubing, which is cut to size and flame-polished on the ends, is used to form the main part of the straw. Green rod is then used to add the small frog sculpture to the straw for decoration.

Husky Dog Face Pendants

Text and Demonstration by Nykki Knight

Nykki Knight demonstrates how to create a pendant featuring the face of a Husky using black and white rods for the base of the dog’s face. Cobalt blue, black, and white stringers are used to add the facial details for the nose and mouth, and clear rod provides the glass for the hanging bail.

Clio Magic

Text and Demonstration by Susan P. Hanson

Susan P. Hanson demonstrates adding striking orange Clio glass to bring excitement to the process of creating beads. The clear base is shaped in a bead roller, then the orange Clio is added and covered with a layer of clear. Gold stone stringer is used to add swirls to the bead.

Encased Opal Ring

Text and Demonstration by Sabina Boehm

Photography by Talia Halperin

Sabina Boehm demonstrates how to make a simple glass ring decorated with an encased opal. Techniques are included for successfully placing the opal in the clear tubing used to form the main part of the ring. It is then shaped around an octagonal reamer, the encased opal is attached to the top of the ring, and the ring is sized to finish.

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