Jake, glass artist, and owner of Hot Glass Alley, has been blowing glass since he was 14 years old. Even at that young age, Jake could see the technical challenges, but also the range of possibilities in using glass as an art medium. He worked during high school with an experienced glass blower in New Jersey, and took as many classes as possible. He learned to blow glass and create glass art pieces; graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2010 with a BFA in glass and glass sculpture. Jake’s inspiration and creativity comes in many forms; and the work is personal. Each piece receives his enthusiasm and perseverance for excellence. His vision for each piece encompasses an understanding of the properties and movement of glass and application of color. Jake uses a large color palette and doesn’t limit himself to just a few colors or shapes. His work is both functional and sculptural.
Jake wants to engage people to look at the work over and over, and find something new and beautiful each time. In the end, the goal is for each piece to promote an understanding and appreciation of glass art. Each piece is part of his journey.
Jake blows glass in the hot shop at Goggle Works in Reading, PA. You can find him there every day, and often into the evening.
Hot Glass Alley has the support of a full team of professionals:
Michael Pfeifer, Web and IP Manager
Ron Farina, Photography – primary photographer
Ritama Web Design