Founded here in Tucson by Tom Philabaum, The Flame Off has grown into a highly anticipated flameworking event and highlight of the gem show. Renowned local and visiting glass artists compete against the clock in front of hundreds of spectators.
Catch the competition live on stage and throughout the SGS campus via several big HD screens showing multiple live camera feeds. Food trucks, music, and beer on tap (with ID) will also be on hand. This is an all ages event.
The resulting glass art pieces are spontaneous creations which demonstrate the tremendous skill, under immense pressure, of the competing artists in the glass art medium. It really is like the “Iron Chef” of the torchworking world that offers attendees a chance to get an up-close and personal view of the action.