Jake Pfeifer is among the next generation of aspiring American glass artists. His blown glass embodies traditional Italian and Swedish techniques with youthful, contemporary imagination.
Video created by Studio 7 Art Gallery, Bernardsville, NJ.
In this video, Jake expresses how he “loves glass” as he describes his one-of-a-kind creations and a few illustrative production pieces for the exhibition, “Techniques and Traditions” at Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery in Bernardsville, NJ. During the exhibition, Jake responds to many of the visitors in the gallery imparting some of the influences and the rich background of each piece. For instance, his unique, wonderfully colored baskets were inspired by his family’s collection of native American baskets. And he enthusiastically describes to visitors the sophisticated Italian techniques he employs now and is still perfecting. One visitor was so impressed, he gushed, “I will come to your next show!”
Jake Pfeifer has had a successful career over the past 15 years, enabling him to start his own hot glass shop, Hot Glass Alley (HGA).
In August, 2018, Jake opened his own Hot Shop Studio and Gallery in Charlotte, North Carolina. Jake and his team offer hands-on experiential activities; “Create/Blow Your Own,” “Date Night,” 1:1 lessons, group lessons. Once a month Hot Glass Alley offers a free to the public art glass blowing demonstration and art discussion. HGA will host visiting glass artists for demonstrations. The gallery and studio offers event space for small gatherings and parties.
American Craft Week
American Craft Week selected Jake for it’s 2016 “30 Exceptional Craftspeople Under the Age of 30”.
Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Awards Ceremony
In 2016 Hot Glass Alley, LLC was chosen to create Economic Development Awards for the Charlotte, NC Chamber of Commerce. Awardees included: Coco-Cola Bottling Co, Sealed Air Corporation, Halo Smart Labs, Kuehne+Nagel, Ron Kimble (Ally of the year) and the Carolina Panthers (Champion of the year).
Marc Shaefer, President and CEO of Truliant Federal Credit Union awards Kim Kuo, VP of Corporate Affairs, Coco Cola Bottling Company Consolidated, the Economic Development Expansion of the Year Award.
Ron Kimble (left), Interim Charlotte City Manager, and Danny Morrison (right) President Carolina Panthers, accept the Ally of the Year Award and the Champion of the Year Award (respectively) from Jesse Cureton (center), Chief Consumer Officer, Novant Health.