|Peter O'Rourke Holding One of His Presidential Bowls Credit: Courtesy Photo|
Peter O’Rourke, master glass cutter who has cut the inaugural bowls for the past five presidents and vice presidents, is back in business in his old facility in the Lenox Glass Center. Peter has been at this location at 402 East Main Street for fourteen years.
For the past five years he has been sharing his space with the Mount Pleasant Glass Museum which closed earlier this year.
Newly reorganized, he offers fine glassware and replacements from Lenox, Steuben Bryce, Waterford, L E Smith, Fostoria, and American Brilliant Period. There is even a section of exotic jewelry from around the world.
O'Rourke has opened one of the walls so visitors can watch the glass cutters at work and on occasion visitors may cut some glass themselves. He continues to do special orders on glass cutting and crystal repair. Ask for details.
There will be a Grand Opening on August 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Special for the opening will be demonstrations of ornamental glass cutting and a 10% discount will be given on all purchases. We will help you make your own ornament.
Special guest for the day will be Cassandra Vivian. She will be at the facility from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Upcoming special events will include glass cuttings and engravings. Once established a Let’s Talk Glass evening will be held hoping to bring former workers together to talk glass and mingle with people interested in glass.
If you miss the grand opening a member of the staff will be at the Westmoreland County Fair August 18-26 and at the Mount Pleasant Glass Festival September 22-24.
O'Rourke is open Wednesday thru Sunday from 11 a.m.to 3 p.m. or by special appointment. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 724 547 3488 and 724 708 9229. Web site: www.glass3.com.