73 Sherman Street 

Deadwood, SD 57732


Artist Toni Gerlach 

From a young age I have always been fascinated with glass. Originally from Las Vegas I remember looking up at the sea of glass on the Bellagio's ceiling and knowing that I wanted to learn the amazing art form. For my 15th birthday my mother enrolled me in a glass blowing class, much like those I offer today in my own studio. This was my first experience working with glass and I was hooked! I immediately enrolled in a three month course. During this time I realized I wanted to truly pursue glass blowing as a career. I then continued and still am continuing to learn the amazing craft. It is truly my life's passion and I endeavor every day to develop my own style and push my limits with this incredible medium." Toni Gerlach, BA Visual Arts

Toni has studied visual arts and glass blowing at California State University San Marcos and completed apprenticeships at a variety of glass blowing studios in California, New York, Nevada, and South Dakota. Toni has her art at various art show competitions and has placed in the professional division.

Pump House at Mind Blown Studio is a unique venue that mixes education, entertainment, and fine art. Toni welcomes correspondence at pumphousembs@gmail.com     605-571-1071

Glass Classes


Hot glass blowing in Deadwood, SD

Experience the fascinating and exciting art form of hot glass blowing. Discover the unique qualities of molten glass as you  manipulate it to create a  one-of-a–kind piece. All classes are private and you work beside an experienced instructor. No prior experience is necessary to enroll and participate in available classes.

Located in the heart of historic Deadwood, SD you will find an experience like no other. The retro Texaco station now houses a hot glass blowing studio. The service bays have been rejuvenated into a hot glass shop where spectators can watch molten glass transformed into glass sculptors by Deadwood's own master gaffer.  All items are available for purchase. Spectators can also enjoy hot coffee, beer, wine , and a variety of cold drinks.  Hot glass demonstrations, classes, and one=of-a-kind gifts make this studio, deli, and coffee shop unique.