Mind Blown Studios in Deadwood, South Dakota. It's a fairly small building that you could easily miss, but there's a lot going on inside. With one half being a cafe/deli the other half of the building houses a couple giant furnaces and a very talented artist.
Erin went next by making a rose. Her project has a few less steps than mine and didn't include actually "blowing" glass, but it was still difficult nevertheless.
Her goal was to pinch rose petals into the burning ball of glass with giant tweezers all before it cooled too far to manipulate - then use all her muscles to pull it off the long metal pipe to form the flower's stem. Not easy work, I must say.
Glass blowing. Just one more (odd) adventure the Toews were blessed with doing. We love finding new and exciting adventures in our own backyard: The Black Hills.
What other day trips, hikes, classes, etc., do you know of in western South Dakota. Let us know in the comments below!