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The Flow Magazine Summer 2018

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Letter from the Contributing Editor

by Freddy Faerron

Contributing editor Freddy Faerron reminds readers of the valuable platform that The Flow provides artists for sharing their techniques, studies, and knowledge base with fellow glass enthusiasts. Established artists have a responsibility to pass along what they have learned to the next generation of artists, who will, in turn, share their own new discoveries.





The Flow 2018 Marble and Paperweight Gallery

The Flow Summer 2018 Marble and Paperweight Gallery features the work of 23 flameworking artists. This collection showcases beautiful and innovative glass art that includes designs featuring florals, geometric designs, insects, caricatures, and nature themes.





Marbles for Hope

by Freddy Faerron

Photography by Ben Ramsey

Many marble artists came together to create work from the heart in order to publish a community calendar, Marbles for Hope. When the photos of all the contributions were completed, the marbles themselves were sold at auction on eBay, with the proceeds going to help the El Paso Children’s Health Foundation.





Humboldt Marble Weekend

by Sara Sally LaGrand

Photography by Rowdy Kelly

Starting with an entrepreneurial spirit and culminating in some hard work, Humboldt Marble Weekend was born in February 2018. The brain child of Ruth Sturtevant and Topher Reynolds, the event drew over 2,000 visitors, and over 650 marbles were hidden to find as attendees enjoyed the beautiful location.





The 2017 Marble Weekend at Wheaton

Text and Photography by Dave Hollander

Each year at the beginning of September, glass enthusiasts gather in Millville, New Jersey, to take part in the Marble Weekend at Wheaton. The 2017 Weekend was the East Coast’s largest family friendly glass show, highlighting marbles and other works from 30 attending contemporary glass artists.





Kiln Corner

A Kiln Maintenance Checklist

by Arnold Howard

Photos Courtesy of Paragon Industries, L.P.

Arnold Howard provides answers to questions from readers on various aspects of proper kiln maintenance techniques that are essential to keeping kilns working at their best. After every 10 to 15 firings, kilns should be inspected carefully and cleaned inside and out, including the cord insulation, wall outlets, and the plug.





Mobile Glassblowing Studios

From a Small Town to the Wide World

Photography by Justin Hodges

Mobile Glassblowing Studios, LLC is a company that is rapidly growing to meet the demands of glassblowers around the world. The company manufactures rugged, affordable, portable glassblowing equipment and has shipped over 100 furnaces to customers in the United States and all over the globe, including Australia, Canada, and various European countries.





Why Should We Buy Locally Created Art?

by James Stone

Art is an important part of most people’s lives. When we shop for art that has been created by local artisans and crafters, the positive impact is directly measureable. For every dollar spent locally, 67 cents stays right in the community to help support growth, create local jobs, and boost the local economy.





The Contemporary Glass Collection at the Flint Institute of Arts

by Kathryn Sharbaugh

Artwork Courtesy of the isabel Foundation

Photos by Douglas Schaible Photography

Contemporary glass at the Flint Institute of Arts (FIA) has been enhanced over the years through a multitude of gifts. The Isabel Foundation’s loan of 142 works of contemporary glass at the FIA, however, marks a significant milestone in contemporary glass at the FIA. An entire wing is opening to celebrate highlights of this collection.





GlassBarge Mobile Glassblowing Studio

Celebrating 150 Years of Glassmaking in Corning

by The Staff of The Corning Museum of Glass

Photography Courtesy of The Corning Museum of Glass

In May 2018, The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) launched a statewide deployment of GlassBarge, a floating mobile glassblowing studio, along New York State waterways. Free public glassmaking demonstrations are scheduled at each stop during the four-month tour. CMoG will also be offering related programming in Corning as well.





....And much more!

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