The DePaulia

Zen and the art of glass blowing

The Zen Den in River Grove, Illinois where Pete Rivers blows and sells glass and vape products to cannabis lovers.

Benjamin Conboy, Editor-in-Chief

April 15, 2019

In a small shop on a busy street in River Grove, Pete Rivers is dancing a mesmerizing ballet around a torch spitting a 2-foot-long, 3000-degree flame. Rivers is a glassblower. Today, he’s making a bubbler, but he didn’t know that when all he had in front of him was a half-dozen rods of borosilica...

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