GBUK Committee Elections

The annual relection is taking place between 08.00 16th May 2018 to 22.00 on 18th May 2018.  If anybody wishes to nominate someone or be nominated then please  complete the google form in the link below if you would like to nominate someone or you can nominate yourself for a committee position.  The closing date for nominations is 22.00 on the 14th May 2018  (You need to be a member to nominate and be nominated.)

Click Here to Nominate

Before you nominate somebody else, please confirm with them that they’re willing to undertake the commitments necessary.

The committee posts are

  • Chairman
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Events Coordinator
  • Membership Secretary
  • Webmaster
  • Journal Editor

The committee meets once a month on a tuesday evening at 8pm, via skype.

Committee Election

Here is a little more information about what the committee posts entail.
 
Chairman
The “Chairman” shall oversee all the meetings and activities and shall make sure that at all times the organisation is abiding by the rules and regulations set forth by this constitution, provides direction to the committee, chairs meetings and the AGM and prepares reports for members. Produces the quarterly e-magazine Flame.
 
Secretary
The “Secretary” shall be responsible for documenting all the paperwork of the organisation and will distribute the minutes from all meetings, deals with all official communication and between members. In the absence of the Chairman the Secretary will fulfil the tasks of the Chairman.
 
Treasurer
The “Treasurer” shall maintain a correct balance of the funds of the organisation, shall keep a record of all accounting of the organisation and shall regularly (at least quarterly) make available a written breakdown of the income and expenditure of the organisation; be responsible for obtaining an independent audit of the finances on an annual basis and notifying the results of the audit to the Committee, including signed copies of the audit statement.
 
Membership secretary
Deals with new and renewals of membership and GBUKinsurance.
 
Events coordinator
Organises events, books venues; provides a list of upcoming events for Flame.
 
Webmaster
Responsible for maintaining the website and complying with reasonable requests by the committee in a reasonable timescale
 
Journal Editor
Oversees the preparation and production of the journal

 

AGM

Please note, this is a members only event – anyone wishing to take part who is not a member can contact membership@gbuk.org for details of how to join or look on the website www.gbuk.org.
 
The AGM will take place at 5pm on Friday 1st June in the demonstration room, upstairs, at Uttoxeter Racecourse after close of business on the first day of Flame Off. It’s held then to ensure as many of you can attend as possible. We’d love to see lots of you there – this is your chance to put forward ideas, help determine policy and tell us the direction you’d like the organisation to go in and meet fellow members.
 

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News Flash

FREE CLASSES AT FLAME OFF

Have you thought about entering the draw to get a FREE class at Flame Off?

Win a one full day class with Elizabeth Welch (worth £195) on Thursday 31st May.

Elizabeth works with borosilicate glass and will be teaching you how to work with boro colours and how she creates her fantastic ocean creatures.

We would like you to write a tutorial or glass research article for Flame, our magazine.  Tutorials can be anything from “how to do a technique”, to a full-blown “make this bead” tutorial.  Glass research can be on the history of glass or some interesting glass related research.

Simply send us your tutorial or article with good quality pictures by 30th April 2018 to chairman@gbuk.org with ‘win a place on Elizabeth’s class’ as the subject.

Next up are two taster classes:

Choose Caroline of BlueberriBeads (worth £45) to learn about ceramic raku. This is a great chance to learn a new skill that maybe you haven’t thought about before.

You can choose either Friday or Saturday 10am – 1pm or 2pm – 5pm

Choose Floriane Lateille (worth £75) on Friday 10am – 1pm. You will learn how to make a rainbow twisty and then add it to a larger bead. Great for those wanting to learn tips and tricks or just to have a try.

For the taster classes, we’d like you to agree to tell us all about your day afterwards in the form of a small article with pictures.  This will be published either online and/or in Flame, our e-magazine.  

To enter send an email to chairman@gbuk.org entitled “Taster class Competition 2018” by 30th April 2018.  Please include your name and which taster class you would prefer to win a place on.

Good luck! 

Closing date for entries 30th April 2018

Send to chairman@gbuk.org

If you have already booked a place and win this, your class fee will be refunded.

ANNUAL COMPETITION
The theme this year is Steampunk

The closing date is 30th April 2018.

The categories are:

  • Newcomers …….. Any form of entry is valid. Newcomers may enter this category OR enter any/all of the main categories.
  • Bead set ………… multiple beads, on mandrel
  • Focal bead …… on mandrel, single bead
  • Sculptural bead …on mandrel
  • Other …………….. incorporates anything else not included above e.g. cold working, dioramas, off-mandrel
  • Jewellery

The competition is judged at Flame Off usually by the visiting artists.

Entries must be sent to the competition organiser, and are held as part of the GBUK Collection for one year, after which the pieces are returned to the creator or sold in aid of GBUK, whichever the creator chooses.

Full details can be found on the GBUK here

 

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GBUK Class with Jennie Lamb – One or Two day – Special Class Rates For GBUK members

We are delighted to announce that Jennie Lamb will be running a GBUK class at the Tuffnell Glass studio for a very special price to members
Jennie will be teaching on both 5th & 6th May 2018 and you have the option to book one day or both days.

Jennie Lamb

One of the reasons glass is my medium of choice is its ability to allow a depthof design which is not achievable in most other arts. It is this that keeps mefascinated and absorbed with melting glass. I had my first class in 2009 and have not looked back since and I now work with glass full time.I live on the coast in North Devon, UK on a tidal river estuary and close to the sea and, like a lot of artists, my work is heavily influenced by the ever changing landscapes and tides, the colours and foliage that the seasons bring.  It is the three dimensional quality of glass that really fascinates me. My Beads are award winning, one of a kind pieces. Each one is made with love and most are influenced by the coastal area I live and walk in.

www.raspberryrings.etsy.com www.facebook.com/raspberryrings

You can find out more details of this fantastic opportunity here http://tuffnellglass.com/contents/en-uk/d144_Page_146.html

Be quick as spaces are limited and they will sell like hot beads we are sure!

Team GBUK

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GBUK JOURNAL ISSUE 10

Publication date: Flame Off 2018

Photos to: journal@gbuk.org by midnight on 30th November 2017.
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 1st February 2017 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 journal@gbuk.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 journal@gbuk.org.

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Win a place on a class at Flame Off 2018

Artists Class Competition

We are giving our members the opportunity to win a place on the amazing Elizabeth Welch Flame Off class on Thursday the 31st of May 2018.  This is a fantastic opportunity for you to learn some wonderful techniques from an amazing glass artist.  You can find full details of the class here on the Tuffnell Glass Website

How to enter:

We would like you to write a tutorial or glass research article for Flame, our magazine.  Tutorials can be anything from “how to do a technique”, to a full-blown “make this bead” tutorial.  Glass research can be on the history of glass or some interesting glass related research.

Simply send us your tutorial or article with good quality pictures by 30th April 2018 to the Chairman.  We’re really looking forward to seeing your entries. Good luck!   If you have already booked a place and win this, your class fee will be refunded.

 

Taster Class Competition

Would you like to win a place on one of the taster day classes which will be running at the Flame Off 2018?  We have two places available, one place on the BlueberriBeads taster class which can be either Friday 1st or Saturday 2nd June 2018, and one place available on Floriane Lataille taster class which will take place the morning of Friday 1st June 2018.

You can find details of all of the Flame Off taster classes here on the Tuffnell Glass website.

How to enter:

If you want the chance to win a place on either of these classes, then all you need to do is agree to tell us all about your day afterwards in the form of a small article with pictures.  This will be published either it online and/or in Flame our e-mag.  Simply send us an email entitled “Taster class Competition 2018” by 30th April 2018.  Please include your name and which taster class you would prefer to win a place on.

We are looking forward to receiving your entries.  Good luck!  If you have already booked a place and win this, your class fee will be refunded.

Small print

Entrants must be available to attend the class as specified.  No cash equivalent or alternative prize will be offered if entrant is unable to attend the class.  You agree for us to take pictures of you at the class for us to use for publicity purposes.  Winners names will be made public.

All entries will be judged by the GBUK panel and the winners chosen – the judge’s decision is final.  Competition closing dates are midnight the 30th April 2018.  Only one member per household is eligible to enter.

Multiple entries may be submitted in all competitions, but your name will only be entered once per draw.  Committee members are not eligible to enter.  GBUK reserves the right to use any submissions in the future for either publication or promotion of GBUK. Full credit will be given if and when used.

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GBUKbuddies 

What is it? 

A system set up to enable less knowledgeable members (Pals) to contact more knowledgeable members (Buddies) to ask questions, discuss lampworking and network.  

Buddy
  • To enable more established lampworkers to pass on knowledge in a private, controlled way.
  • To enable more knowledgeable lampworkers to help pass on tips, tricks and information.
Pal
  • To enable new lampworkers to progress with their art without having to recourse to forums (e.g. Facebook/Frit-Happens)
  • A more personal level
  • To help new lampworkers learn without feeling needy or silly.
  • To enable them to grow in confidence
 
 How it works 

The Buddies volunteer to make themselves available to an agreed number of Pals.  

The Buddy and the Pal(s) agree how frequent contact is. It is a mutual agreement between both parties. 

Type of contact is also to be agreed between Buddy & Pal, be it email, phone, private message or Slack. 

 It is important that Buddies privacy and the days/times agreed on are respected.  

It is important that Pals are respected regarding the questions they ask e.g. no question is too basic.  

 How do I sign up? 

Contact secretary @gbuk.org if you are interested in being a Buddy or a Pal. 

 

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