Art Glass Vases by Jake Pfeifer

Hot Glass Alley


Treasure series vases
Footed Teardrop vase by Jake Pfeifer
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Footed Teardrop vase by Jake Pfeifer
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$165. SOLD
9" h. x 4¼" dia.
$165. SOLD
9¼" h. x 4½" dia.
Teardrop vase by Jake Pfeifer
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Teardrop vase by Jake Pfeifer
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Pill vase by Jake Pfeifer
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$265. SOLD
12⅝" h. x 4¾" dia.
$265. SOLD
13⅛" h. x 5¼" dia.
$265. SOLD
10¼" h. x 9½" dia.
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Short Reverse Amphora vase by Jake Pfeifer
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Short Reverse Amphora vase by Jake Pfeifer
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Short Reverse Amphora vase by Jake Pfeifer
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Short Reverse Amphora vase by Jake Pfeifer
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$115. SOLD
6¾" h. x 3¾" dia.
$115. SOLD
6½" h. x 3¾" dia.
$115. SOLD
6½" h. x 4" dia.
$115. SOLD
6¾" h. x 3¾" dia.

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Artist Info:

Glass artist Jake PfeiferHot Glass Alley is a hot glass, art business, owned by artist Jacob “Jake” M. Pfeifer. Jake Pfeifer is a young, aspiring American artist. He epitomizes the next generation of craftsmen working with their hands, carrying forward glass making traditions that are thousands of years old. Pfeifer takes pride in his handmade art. He creates art glass using traditional Italian, Swedish and Contemporary techniques that reflect a personal glass art style of his own expression and design. Each piece receives his dedication to uncompromising quality. Hot Glass Alley is proud of their reputation for excellence and consistency. Pieces are fully polished and signed by the artist, Jacob “Jake” M. Pfeifer. Hot Glass Alley is located in the United States, and all products are handmade by Jake and his assistants.

Jake Pfeifer 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. Pfeifer 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. His work is both functional and sculptural.

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.

Artist Statement:

“I fell in love with glass during a family vacation to Bermuda where I spent hours observing and asking questions at an open air, ocean front hot shop at the Royal Navy Dock Yard. I was fascinated with the thick, free flowing gather of hot glass, the blowing, molding and the adding of color. I could see the technical challenges, but also the range of possibilities in using glass as an art medium. I was 14. During my four years of high school, I began learning to blow glass and create glass art pieces; I have never looked back. It is my passion.

“I am a 2010 graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, Bachelor’s of Fine Arts, School of American Crafts – Glass Program, and have completed a 2 year Artist in Residence at Flame Run in Louisville. My training includes having worked in studios at Penland (NC), Urban Glass (NY), Glassworks (KY), Flame Run (KY), Corning (NY), Goggle Works (PA), and in New Jersey, at Belle Meade Hot Glass and Vandermark Merritt Studio.

“I have had the honor to study with three of the Venetian Glass Masters, Lino Tagliapietra, Davide Salvadore, and Vittorio Constantini when they visited the US. I have also been fortunate to study and work with many other outstanding glass artists, Kenny Pieper, Luke Jacomb, Ben Edols, Doug Merritt, James Vella and, of course, my RIT professors, Michael Rogers and Robin Cass.

“My goal is to master the Venetian techniques; to continue to develop a personal glass art style that reflects my own expression and design; and, to operate my own hot shop and studio.

“People ask me what inspires me. I am a curious person which often leads to my artistic inspiration. I love rainy days, Christmas, art museums, roller blading, golf, walking in the woods, waterfalls, the ocean, music, fishing, family, friends and movies that take me to places I've never been. The formula for my work is personal; I am focused; each piece receives my enthusiasm and perseverance for excellence. My vision for each piece encompasses an understanding of the properties and movement of glass and application of color.

“I have learned that people want to understand what they see in a piece of art. The themes and patterns of my work are varied. Some pieces have no message; they are simple, colorful, playful, or functional. Others are serious, and complex. I want to engage people to look at the work over and over, and find something new and beautiful each time. In the end, I trust each piece promotes an understanding and appreciation of glass art. Whenever I part with a piece of my glass, I feel a piece of my life goes with it. Each piece is part of my journey.”

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