Fun, Friendship and Sharing at Happy Hour Torching

The term “Happy Hour” usually refers to a time of pre-dinner cocktails and drinks with friends and co-workers. In BeadFX’s case, “Happy Hour Torching” is a gathering of like-minded lampworkers who get together twice a week over a torch and colourful rods of glass. “Happy Hour Torching has been going on for about three years,” says Malliga Nathan, BeadFX’s Studio Manager. Malliga, a lampworker herself, often joins in on Thursday evenings. Carol Cooper facilitates Happy Hour Torching and is available to answer questions and give tips and tricks to new lampworkers. “Lampworking is an artform and lampworkers are, by nature, …

Happy Hour Torching Conflict

I’m going to the Lampworker’s dinner tonight – which means that I won’t be at the Happy Hour torching tonight. (Happy Hour torching is for lampworkers – torch one hour, get the second hour free.) Usually it is on Thursday nights. Anyhoo – the Happy Hour Torching is still in effect – if anyone does want to come in, please accept my apologies that I won’t be there. If you want to join us downtown at the Mill St Pub (Distillery district) – you are more than welcome! (Starting at 7 pm) The Lampworker’s Dinner is an informal get-together where …