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.
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.
After being in Toronto for the Treating YourSelfexpo where there was a Flame Off with some of the best glassblowers in the world
divided in 3 groups and after seeing the glassblowing scene growing so fast in US.
We decided to do something to involve Europeanglassblowers and start to evolve the scene with the First European Functional Flame Off and class with Sascha from Badabing Glaswerks.
The attendants to the First European Flame Off were:
DokGlass – 1st place winner
MellowGlass– 2nd place winner
Badabing Glaswerk – 3rd place winner
OriginalGlass– unclassified cos the piece broke.
What’s a Flame Off?
A Flame Off is a competition between glassblowers or groups of glassblowers that have a certain amount of time to make a pieceto enter the competition.
The groups or glassblower will have the same tools, same amount of glass and same amount of time to complete the entry.