Lampwork Studio is ready to roll!

The lampworking studio is ready to rock and roll!  Ventilation installed – check torches installed and hooked up to gas and oxygen and tested – check 8 workstations – 2 more than before – check individual task lighting for each workstation – check noisy equipment installed in other room for more pleasant torching environment – check new, sturdier glass shelves installed – check We are ready to go! Tuesday – Tomorrow night – Carol will be hosting a Happy Hour Torching from 5 – 9 pm, and then the studio will officially re-open Wednesday, February 22.  Please call ahead to …

Lampwork Studio Progress

A number of folks have asked about the progress of the lampwork studio – especially after they have seen the store and how exciting that is! It looks like it will be another week for the lampwork studio – here is a picture of how it looked at the beginning of last week. The vent hoods have been hung – and since then – the torches have been mounted on the tables and the new table covered in metal. The “booster” – that blue box temporarily sitting on the end of the table in the picture – has been relocated …

We’re open for business!

Well – as of 11 am we are! Can’t say that everything is completely in place – but we’re good to go! Oh, there’s some doors missing (don’t wander into the janitor’s room by mistake – we are NOT selling mops!) – and only about half of the cabinets are in place – and the phones aren’t working (which means no debit transactions) – but we’re here and we are moved! Check out this awesome panorama of the showroom. (This is what the store looked like, Saturday eveing – by now – the ladder is put away and it looking …

Pictures from the move!

I have a few pictures that were shared on facebook yesterday from the team at Waterman. I am truly amazed at how quickly things are coming together. The staff and helpers are doing a fabulous job!  We are beyond excited about the new space. It’s HUGE!!!

Moving Day!

Well, I really shouldn’t say moving day. Days more like it of course. However, today is the day the trucks arrive. As I work from home, I’m watching all of this from the outside, but I can well imagine the chaos of moving an entire very full store from one location to another. The staff are of course excited, and most likely quite stressed right around now. Marg is standing guard over the contractors to make sure everything is done (or gets done). She even managed to have them working past midnight on Monday! Please keep in mind our phones …