What is Seattle PipeMasters Collab?
Seattle PipeMasters Collab began in October of 2014 as a one-of-a-kind event where the featured glassblowing isn't about competition - it's all about collaboration. Twenty-five or more Pipe Masters from around the world gather once a year for ten days to collaborate on some of the sickest pipe making in the industry. The event all goes down at Seattle's largest flameworking studio, The Boro School, inside 7 Point Studios, an alternative art space and venue. Seattle PipeMasters Collab involves several ticketed events open to the public, including the PipeMasters Gallery, Cocktail Parties, and a Closing Day Celebration.
What is 7 Point Studios?
7 Point Studios is an alternative art collective and event space with artists working in many different mediums: painting, woodworking, metalworking, screen-printing, letter press, jewelry, and of course, glassblowing.
What is The Boro School?
The Boro School is housed inside 7 Point Studios and is the largest flameworking facility in the Seattle area. The Boro School offers classes and private lessons on flameworking, sells raw glass supplies and finished work, and rents out torch time by the hour, providing a unique educational atmosphere for aspiring glassblowers.
WHAT COMES WITH THE COLLECTOR PASS?
Collectors get All Access to SPMC 2016 beginning 10/19 at 10am and ending 10/29, as well as exclusive access to the glass studios and the VIP Lounge, entry into every party including a Private VIP Party and Boozy Brunch with drinks and food included, as well as an Early Purchasing Opportunity to buy pieces prior to public sales. Diet Collector Pass Holders get All Access 10/26-10/29 as well as access to the VIP Lounge and glass studios.
HOW DOES COLLECTOR SALES WORK?
Collectors may purchase any Collab pieces as soon as they are complete. What constitutes a piece's completion? The piece is out of the kiln, completely cool, any cold work is complete, and staff has paperwork and pricing from the Artists. Find a staff member anytime between 10am and 10pm during the event (except Sunday 10/23 when we close at 7pm) and they will help you complete your purchase. Because this is a 10 day Live Glassblowing Show and Gallery, we keep the Collab pieces in the Gallery until the end of the event on 10/29 at 10pm. If you are in attendance that evening you can pick up your purchases directly from a staff member. If you are not at the final party, we will gladly make shipping arrangements for you. The first full week 10/19 - 10/26 is dedicated to Collector Sales. Public Sales will begin on Thursday, 10/27.
do you accept deposits on pieces?
We do accept deposits to hold a piece, with the remaining amount due the final day of Collector Only Sales (Wednesday 10/26). Deposit amounts are determined by the price of the piece and how you are paying. Paying with a credit card? Expect your deposit to be 50%. Paying with cash? We will ask for a 20% deposit depending on the price of the piece you are purchasing. Deposits are transferable, but not refundable.
DO YOU PROVIDE SHIPPING?
Yes! For the first time, in 2016 we are offering Collectors FREE USPS Priority Shipping. Any other forms of shipping will be billed at cost to the buyer.
I BOUGHT A DIET COLLECTOR PASS. CAN I UPGRADE TO THE FULL COLLECTOR PASS?
Yes. Pay the difference and upgrade to the full Collector pass with all the benefits at any time before or during the event.
WHEN AND WHERE AM I ALLOWED IN THE BUILDING?
As a Collector you are allowed in the building anytime during the event, beginning 10am on 10/19 and ending into the wee hours of 10/29. You can't sleep at the studio, but you can stay late every night. Collectors have access to the Collector Lounge and to the Glass Studios.
ARE THERE EARLY BIRD PRICES AVAILABLE?
Yes! You can purchase a Collector or Diet Collector Pass before August 31st and receive a discount!
SPONSORS & VENDORS
WHAT DO I GET FOR MY VENDING AREA?
All sponsors receive a vending area of 10x10, Gold Sponsors get a 10x20 area. Each sponsor receives one 6 ft. table (Gold sponsors receive two tables), with a floor length black tablecloth, two black folding chairs, and access to power. We do not provide extension cords. We suggest you bring plenty of signage and enough extension cords for all your needs. If you are selling finished glass products, please bring your own glass cleaner and paper towels.
WHAT CAN I SELL AT MY VENDING AREA?
You can sell raw glass supplies, glass tools, pipes, tubes, pendants, and other smoking or non-smoking accessories. You can sell clothing, stickers, hats, and other merch. You can simply pass out information about your business and services. Cannabis sales or distribution is not allowed at this event. No exceptions. Our theme for the final party on 10/29 is Halloween Carnival, so you can also try to incorporate that theme into your booth.
WHAT ARE THE VENDING TIMES?
Vending will take place at the following times:
Friday, 10/21, 7pm-11pm (Private Party)
Saturday, 10/22, 7-11pm (Gallery Opening Night Party)
Sunday, 10/23, Noon-7pm (Free Gallery Day)
Friday, 10/28, 7-11pm (Cocktail Party)
Saturday, 10/29, 1pm-11pm (Closing Day Party)
I’M A SPONSOR. AM I ALLOWED TO VEND OUTSIDE OF THOSE TIMES?
Yes. You are more than welcome to staff your table at any time when we are open to the public. We know it’s difficult to staff a booth for ten days straight, which is why we have selected our peak times to be vending periods. As direct supporters of Seattle PipeMasters Collab, you are more than welcome to vend each and every day of the event.
I’M A SPONSOR. DO I HAVE TO VEND BOTH WEEKENDS? DO I HAVE TO VEND DURING ALL VENDING TIMES?
No and No. If you are a Sponsor you can vend during each of the above times, but you are welcome to vend as little or as much as you want to during the event. When you fill out your Sponsor information just note what times you would like to vend so we can reserve a spot for you.
I’M NOT A SPONSOR. CAN I STILL BE A VENDOR?
Yes. Weekend 1 OR 2 is $500. Weekend 1 AND 2 is $850. You can select this option on the SPONSOR page. For glass artists attending the event, this is a great way to display your work during the show at an affordable cost. We encourage artists who are in a larger studio setting to share a booth with their shop mates.
WHAT TIMES CAN I SET UP MY VENDING AREA?
Sponsors/Vendors may set up on Friday 10/21 during the day after 10am. Set up must be complete by 6pm. For other times, set up may begin after 10am day of and must be complete one hour prior to each vending period.
CAN I LEAVE MY VENDING AREA SET UP?
If you are planning on vending during each vending period: You may leave your area set up the duration of the event. 7 Point Studios will provide locked and secure areas for items you would like to lock up in between vending periods.
If you are not planning on vending during each vending period: You must clear your vending area by noon the day after you vend.
WHAT TIMES CAN I CLEAN UP MY VENDING AREA?
If you are planning on vending during each vending period: Final clean up must be complete by Sunday 10/30 at noon or by appointment.
If you are not planning on vending during each vending period: You must clean your vending area by noon the day after you vend.