Dec 5, 2016
Episode 139- Matty Phunk: Glass Artist and Engineer
In this episode Matty @torontoflameworking
and @jmichaelglass get deep into the talking about Marty's
background, glass Journey and inspriration behind #TheArrow.
A New, Soon-to-be-Released Torch from Nortel which has been In
development for the last 2-yrs, Nortel is pushing the design and
innovation for their newest creation. With a New "Re-Mix"
Flame Chemistry this torch is going to change the game. Not only
only affordable to purchase but also energy efficiency at its
finest. Low pressures allow this torch to run Hot and use
less gas then most of the hottest torches on the market. I can't
wait to get my hands on one!!!!! Hope you enjoy and Please share
with you friends and spread the amazing things going on in the
Matty Pike (Phunk) was born Sept 5, 1989
in Toronto, Ontario and has lived there for most of his life,
with a year on the east coast of Canada and a year on the West
Coast. He graduated from Ryerson University for Entrepreneurship
and started up the Toronto Flameworking Studio shortly after He
finished their program.
He started out collecting glass in about
2006 on internet forums and got his first opportunity to try
melting in 2009. He had a lot of off/on time between working in a
few different home studios while finishing school and decided to
open the TFT studio to provide an opportunity for others to learn
an practice in a reliable shop.
While operating the TFT studio He has
been fortunate enough to work closely with Nortel to design and
build a new style of burner as well as creating an upgrade for some
of their traditional burners. The new Nortel-TFT Arrow has been in
development for the better part of 2 years and with a great deal of
R&D it is by far their most complex burner. By combining the
use of both surface mix as well as premix the Arrow is able to
create a very unique "Remix" style flame chemistry.