Flame Off history
What's a Flame Off?
Well over the last ten years we brought hundreds of glass beadmakers together in 2 halls to play with glass and fire, sounds like a safety officers nightmare.
Upstairs in the top hall we had the best worldwide lampwork artists demonstrating in front of a camera and the hall which seated 150 people had those images beamed onto large screens and LCD tv's making it very easy to watch the artists without missing any important details. Each artist demonstrated for 45 mins throughout the day.
Flame Off 2018 artist demos are
Friday 1st June 2018
11.00 am -11.45 am Elizabeth Welch
1.00 pm - 1.45 pm Tatyana Boyarinova
2.15 pm - 3.00 pm Andrew Pollack
3.30 pm - 4.15 pm Floriane Lataille
Saturday 2nd June 2018
11.00 am -11.45 am Andrew Pollack
1.00 pm - 1.45 pm Floriane Lataille
2.15 pm - 3.00 pm Tatyana Boyarinova
3.30 pm - 4.15 pm Elizabeth Welch
Downstairs there was a sales area with traders , a "lampworkers village" with the leading artists selling there creations and a huge free taster area. The taster area will have benches set out were anybody can sit down and play with the glass , make beads , pendants or just melt and blob. If you have never made beads or played with hot glass before but wanted to then this was the show for you as you got a chance to sit and play , get tuition off the stewards and if you liked it you could then buy all the kit to take home.
The demonstrations and taster benches are all free after you have paid the entrance fee and we are also running various classes [separate charges for classes] . It is held at Uttoxeter Racecourse (ST14 8BD) on the 1st and 2nd June 2018, just off the M1 with lots of free parking and is open on both days from 10.00am - 5.00pm.
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The Flame Off 2018 will be held at the Uttoxeter Racecourse on June 1st and 2nd 2018.This years artists will include ,
Elizabeth Welch ( United Kingdom)
Tatyana Boyarinova ( Russia)
Andrew Pollack ( USA )
Floriane lataille ( France )
Flame Off 2017 traders included
Pegasus Tools,Lighthouse Glass, Celtic Glass, Enchanted Cobweb, Madeline Bunyon Lampwork, Izzy Beads, Raspberry Rings, Dragon Fire Glass, Sabine Frank, Verre & Flamme, Astrid Riedel, Elena Hernburg, Tracey Spurgin, Shirley Giles, GBUK , Blue Berrie Beads, BlueKat Designs , Mango Beads, Totally Beads & Tuffnell Glass.
Holding the show over 2 days ( Friday and Saturday ) will allow us to space out the demonstrations and allow more time between demonstrations to shop, eat and meet friends from all over the country.Suppliers from throughout Europe will be there to sell you lots of goodies. There is a "lampworkers village" of artists selling there beads over the two days .
There will be a limited access ticket available for the 2018 show. The £5.00 entry ticket will allow entrance to the show , shopping with all the traders and bead artists but will not allow access to the artist theatre or demo benches, we feel this will be a perfect ticket for first time visitors , spouses and customers wishing to buy supplies and beads and not spend all day at the Flame Off. These tickets can not be purchased on line but will be available on the door on both days.
All Flame Off tickets bought through the website in advance will receive a gift token to be exchanged at Tuffnell Glass stand during the event for a free gift.