The Spring 2012 issue of The Flow illustrates how glass has the ability, in the hands of the artist, to become something useful rather than being merely beautiful or ornamental. You’ll find five full-color, step-by-step tutorials including creative chain mail jewelry, a simple chess set from Lewis Wilson, and a striped cane owl sculpture from Milon Townsend. There is also functional glass art from Craig Lewis and nontraditional techniques for creating a twisted dichroic stem goblet from Phil Sundling. The work of Zachary Jorgenson, Glasscraft Emerging Artist Award winner for 2011, is also featured. A portrait of flameworking artist, Deborah Carlson, coverage of important industry events, and answers to your kiln questions round out this great issue.