Here are upcoming things you should know about!
24th September 2016: GBUK Beyond Beginners Class – Class hosted at Tuffnells Glass with tutor Ray Skene, Special price for GBUK members.
30th September 2016: Journal Submission Deadline
2017 Contest: Themes this year are Japanese and Songbeads.
View a gallery of previous competition entries.
This quarters flame is all about inclusions, all the non glass items we can add to our glass works to give stunning effects.
There is a colour challenge at the back of the issue if you want to challenge yourself. Don’t forget to send us your photos, either by email or post them on our facebook page and we’ll include your photos in the next issue.
Publication date: Flame Off 2017
Submission Form: GBUK Journal Issue 9
Photos to: email@example.com by midnight on Wednesday 30th September 2016.
Further guidelines below.
The GBUK Journal is a great opportunity to showcase your work in a high quality publication. Best of all it is free to submit an entry and all members who are paid up as of 30 September 2016 will receive a free copy.
If you would like to have your work included in the next GBUK Journal, then please read this carefully. We would like you to send one image only to firstname.lastname@example.org, but as before, all other required information will need to be submitted using the online submission form below.
If you do not fill in the online form, your entry will not appear in the journal. If you cannot fill in the form, email email@example.com.
Flame has returned as a quarterly e-zine, in this issue we are taking a look at silver glass.
The challenge theme for the next issue is a picture inspiration. Don’t forget to send us your photos, either by email or post them on our facebook page.
Articles are also welcomed by email these can be anything glass related, all you need to do is send the text and photos clearly named for the article.
Thanks to the generosity of Martin and the Tuffnell team, this year’s AGM will take place at Flame Off.
If you are attending Flame Off, please make an effort to attend the AGM, or if you’re local and not attending Flame Off, please still attend the AGM.
We anticipate the AGM to take approximately 1 hour of your time, we need your input if we are to act in the interests of majority vote.
The AGM will take place at 5.30 pm on Saturday 16th April at Flame Off – Uttoxeter Racecourse.
Location – upstairs in the demo room.
Any items you would like added onto the agenda, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Agenda to follow.
If you happen to live near Stourbridge and are looking to start a new studio we’ve received some information about a new studio development there which may be of interest to our members:
Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge – new units for craft-related businesses
Thanks to funding from the European Regional Development Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund and Black
Country Local Enterprise Partnership, Ruskin Mill Land Trust (RMLT) has recently completed seven new work units on its Glasshouse site in Stourbridge (the former Webb Corbett/Royal Doulton glassworks).
The units, located in the new reception building and the former Acid House, range in size from 15 to 68 square metres and are available on attractive terms.
RMLT is looking for businesses that will complement the historic nature of the site and the existing commercial activity in the Ruskin Glass Centre (www.ruskinglasscentre.co.uk) to continue to develop this vibrant community and to provide valuable work experience for Glasshouse College students.
Further information is available from:
Colin George email@example.com 07813 234669
Sharon Harris Sharon.Harris@ghc.rmt.org 01384 399448
or by visiting: www.rmt.org/rmlt
Publication date: Flame Off 2016
Entries to: firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on Wednesday 30th September 2015.
The GBUK Journal is a great opportunity to showcase your work in a high quality publication. Best of all it is free to submit an entry and all members who are paid up as of 30 September 2015 will receive a free copy.
If you would like to have your work included in the next GBUK Journal, then please read this carefully. We would like you to send one image only to email@example.com, but as before, all other required information will need to be submitted using the online submission form below.
If you do not fill in the online form, your entry will not appear in the journal. If you cannot fill in the form, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to unforeseen circumstances we’ve had to delay or skip the June issue of Flame. Please check back to find out what the next month’s challenge will be.
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You can also download a PDF of this issue and it will be added to the Member Area so you can find it there in future.
Another great fair opportunity for members. GBUK is holding a lampwork fair with free members’ tables as well as suppliers for lampworkers. The fair will be held on Saturday, September 19th, at Long Sutton Barns, PE12 9AF Please see the flyer for details. GBUK Fair Flyer
Members have the opportunity to sell their beads on the GBUK table at Flame Off.
We will have limited amount of space available on the stand for this. They will be taken on a first come, first served basis but anyone volunteering can have their own space (free of charge) to sell beads for the duration of their time on the stand. We will charge £2.50 per ‘slot’, a slot being a square compartment measuring 3 inches square and 1¼ deep. Members may ‘buy’ up to three of these for the duration of the two days. If you would like to take advantage of this, please bring your beads on the day.
This a great way to test your toes in the arena of selling your beads for those of you who have never tried before or those that do sell and would like to have some for sale at Flame Off without the expense of a stand.