This year at Flame Off, not only do we have some amazing lampworking classes to offer but we also have a mosaic making class, ceramic beads class and a glass fusing class. All the classes are suitable for beginners and you will get to take home a finished product at the end of it, possibly a perfect gift for someone else... or yourself?

For more info on the classes please find it under the "Flame Off 2016" tab down the left hand side on our website:

This year Flame Off will be held at Uttoxeter Racecourse on the 16th & 17th April, with the classes being held the day before on the Friday 15th.

What's a Flame Off?

Well over the last eight 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.

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 16th and 17th April 2016, just off the M1 with lots of free parking and is open on both days from 10.00am - 5.00pm