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Our next project…

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High people 😀

In March 2019, Smokinggear will be hosting the third edition of the EU Vacation, the event we created in 2016 in vibrant Barcelona, where the glassblowers from all over the world  gather together for a week before the Spannabis trade show to work on some mind-blowing glass collabs.

For the second time now we will gladly invite the artists to our glassblowing studio in BCN. The production part of the EU Vacation is not open to the public, however, once the pieces are ready, they are showcased and up for sale for 1-2 days at one of our favourite social clubs, the NPK Club.

The pieces that haven’t been sold at the event will be displayed at our booth at Spannabis.

For few years now, Smokinggear was one of the companies participating in the Spannabis and we want to proudly announce that this year we are an official sponsor of the show. We also got our own 18m2 booth in the outdoor area, just in front of the expo entrance

so pass by to say HIGH 🙂

 

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Glass Alchemy

Glass Alchemy is a thriving family business started by Henry and Susan Grimmet in 2000. By putting together their passion for science and art they’ve created a color palette for the emerging boro glass scene which looked very much different at that time. It took all their devotion and effort to create a solid base for this industry.

Now, their children, Jodie and Thomas are taking good care of the company. From the first year we reached out to them and spoke to Jodie, we immediately realized how much dedication there is behind their work.

We are grateful to have received their support since the 1st EFFO and, because the only glass allowed in the competition is the sponsored one and distributed equally between the glassblowers, our competitors were able to work with some of the wildest colors on the market.

We deeply appreciate the willingness with which the Glass Alchemy have and continue to sponsor the European Functional Flame Off. Thank you again for your generous support!

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IT’S OUR 5TH ANNIVERSARY!!!


We are thrilled to announce that the countdown to the 5th edition of the European Functional Flame Off has begun!!! In four months from now, a group of talented and imaginative artists will share their passion for the craft of glassblowing and transform molten glass into beautiful and functional pieces.

NOMADIC EVENT – NEW LOCATION
Organised for the first time in Denmark, EFFO moved for three years to Spain and we feel like it’s time to put a new stamp on its passport. We couldn’t think of a better place than the UK, the motherland to so many acclaimed glassblowers and glass lovers.

We are currently looking for a space big enough to fit our equipment, the competitors and our visitors.

A LOOK BACK

Last year, we were happy to see all the enthusiasts of glassblowing and other associated professions brought together to learn about the process, connect with the artists and mingle with like-minded people.

The facility which we rented in Barcelona allowed us to organize the working stations for the competitors, a comfortable lounge space with a bar and nearly twenty showcases with the glass art.

Here are the winning pieces of the 4th EFFO. 1st place – Heliox, 2nd place – Dok, 3rd place – EVS 78.


The winner of the 4th EFFO, Heliox

 

SMOKINGGEAR IS MAKING PROGRESS
Our glassblowing studio in Denmark became the venue for the 1st EFFO with four attendants and a group of our glass loving customers. The following editions counted ten competitors and attracted hundreds of spectators. What’s more, our persistent efforts, led SmokingGear to opening their new studio in Barcelona where we were able to host the European Vacation. The myriads of colorful pipes created during the event, were later displayed at the NPK Club.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR SPONSORS
From day one, SmokingGear wanted to support and contribute to the glass scene by connecting the artists and allowing them to work with the high quality products and materials. This wouldn’t be possible without the help and support we received from you. Thank you! If you’re interested in the sponsorship of the 5th EFFO, contact us. 35516160_1863181040408214_3176511645518135296_n

 

´4th EFFO

Soon its time again !
This will be the 4th year we are doing the EFFO and after last venue got maxed out with both noise, generator and visitors the natural step is a bigger place. Finding a suitable place seemed easy at first looking for event places to rent but the price would then dictate something else. The solution will be a studio/place big enough to host EFFO and future events and thats what we are aiming for and for that we need sponsors interested in being a part of the growing industry it has become since the first year we had the event at the Smokinggear studio. The EFFO is mainly 2 persons who organise Valeria and Lars  beside running Smokinggear they been supporting the European glass scene for years through their work.Photo 28-07-2017, 16.06.36

The European Vacation

The 3rd EFFO

Barcelona Sept. Oct. 2016

The European Functional Flame Off is the first official live competition for European Glassblowers (pipe makers)

This year the 3rd edition of the EFFO will take you to Barcelona, Spain , awesome beach destination , great food and certainly a hotspot for cannabis lovers.

-Would you like to attend the competition?(only EUglassblowers)
-Would you like to get involved in our project?
-Just have some question?

Don’t hesitate to contact us : FLAMEOFF@SMOKINGGEAR.DK

Check out our event on FaceBook and feel free to invite your friends : https://www.facebook.com/events/1123410581013520/IMG_0979.JPG

Fewd for thought

The functional glass art scene has grown fast in U.S. leaving Europe a little behind, in our smokers culture we have been used more to papers than glass, but now things are changing and the time of the glass appreciation has come to Europe too.
After making a small Flame Off last year at Smokinggear in Denmark with 5 attendants, this year we bring the event to the next level at the Expo Grow in Irun, with 10 competitors at the moment.
With this event we want to help the european glass scene to grow stronger and give the chance to all the glassblowers to be known in the world wide glass community.

We appreciate all the help we are receiving and we ask to all of you to help us showing interest in this event, sharing or sponsoring, what we give back is hard and serious work ;D contact: FLAMEOFF@SMOKINGGEAR.DK

FB event : https://www.facebook.com/events/109760662695935/

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Sneek Peek!

Sneak peek of some of the glass sponsored by @glassalchemy

FB event : https://www.facebook.com/events/109760662695935/

Photo de Valerie Kaya Fin.

Just received!

Just got the tools sponsored by @griffintools someone’s gonna be happy Thank you Griffin Glass Tools for sponsoring the 2nd European Flame Off!

Competitors Prize!

The winner of the Flame Off will have solo show at Chills & Thrills shop, Nieuwendijk 17 Amsterdam.
If you are in Amsterdam and need dab equipment stop by them and you’ll have the chance to see our pipe “The Ray Machine” by Bernd Weinmayer on display there.

Photo de Valerie Kaya Fin.