Flame Off history
What's a Flame Off?
Well over the last eleven 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 2019 artist demos are
Friday 31st May 2019
11.00 am -11.45 am Caroline Weidman
1.00 pm - 1.45 pm Jari Ann Sheese
2.15 pm - 3.00 pm Dorry Niclou-Spoo
3.30 pm - 4.15 pm James Stewardson (Glass Haze)
Saturday 1st June 2019
11.00 am -11.45 am James Stewardson (Glass Haze)
1.00 pm - 1.45 pm Dorry Niclou- Spoo
2.15 pm - 3.00 pm Jari Ann Sheese
3.30 pm - 4.15 pm Caroline Weidman
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 30th, 31st May and 1st June 2019, 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 2019 will be held at the Uttoxeter Racecourse on the 30th, 31st May and 1st June 2019.This years artists will include ,
Jari Anne Sheese
James Stewardson (Glass Haze)
Flame Off 2019 traders included
Totally Beads & Tuffnell Glass, Light House Glass
Kathryn Greer,Ray Skene -Lampworker Tools, Earthshine Glass Designs,
Blue Berrie Beads, Caroline Weidman , Jari Anne Sheese , Dorry Niclou-Spoo &
Linda Newman, more will be added as they are confirmed.
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 free entry for shopping with all the traders and bead artists but will not allow access to the artist theatre or demo/taster benches, we feel this will be a perfect opportunity for first time visitors , spouses and customers wishing to buy supplies and beads and not spend all day at the Flame Off.
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.