About this Artist
"My vision for my art encompasses an understanding of the properties and movement of glass and application of color. I have developed a personal glass art style that reflects my own expression and design. I want to engage people to look at the work over and over, and find something new and beautiful each time. Ultimately, I trust each piece promotes an understanding and appreciation of glass art. "
It was on a family vacation to Bermuda that Jacob Pfeifer discovered glass art at an oceanfront hot shop. He was fascinated by the thick, free-flowing gather of hot glass, the blowing, molding, and adding of color. He could see the technical challenges, but also the range of possibilities in using glass as an art medium. He was just fourteen. He has never had any other job and he has never looked back.
The artist uses a large color palette, and his work is both functional and sculptural. His work is made using traditional Italian and Swedish techniques as well as contemporary methods of gathering the molten glass, adding color, and shaping on the blow pipe. All pieces are fully polished, signed, and dated by the artist. He works in a hot shop in Reading, PA.
Jacob Pfeifer worked through high school as an apprentice. In 2010, Pfeifer received a bachelor of fine arts degree in glass from Rochester Institute of Technology's School of American Crafts. He completed a two-year artist residency at Flame Run in Louisville, KY. His has also received training from American and Italian glass masters.
It takes time to make great artwork. Most of the pieces we offer are created one at a time by the artist, and shipped directly to you from the artist’s studio.
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|Items that ship by December 15th:||Ground|
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