September/October 2022 Down Country Roads - Page 27

“ Glass is a cruel mistress ," Pete shared . Nevertheless , " When people go , ' Oo , ah , that ' s really a nice piece ,' that ' s really gratifying ."
However , Pete ' s favorite part is his ability to walk between glass blowing and lampworking . This is rare to find in a glass worker , but Pete ' s skill and finesse makes the transition appear seamless .
At Black Hills Glass Blowers , guests can watch the process of lampworking and traditional glass blowing . There are also over 2,000 glass pieces available for purchase . They are open daily during high season but recommend calling ahead during the off season . To learn more go to www . blackhillsglassblowers . com . ■
27