Hot Glass Alley is Charlotte’s first hot glass art studio. It’s at 438 Atando Avenue, which is north of Uptown, between Graham Street and N. Tryon Street. It’s around the corner from NoDa Brewing.
It’s owned by artist Jake Pfeifer, a young artist who has been blowing glass since he was 14 years old. He recently moved to Charlotte from New Jersey to open this studio.
Hot Glass Alley offers a variety of glass vessels, small sculptures, functional pieces, seasonal gifts, and art glass objects in several unique series and forms, as well as one-of-a-kind & corporate gifts.
Hot Glass Alley will also offer opportunities, through lessons and workshops, for community members to try glassblowing.
Virtual Glassblowing Demo
The open demo for March 20th, 2020, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., has been changed to a VIRTUAL glassblowing demo! Tune in to Hot Glass Alley’s Facebook page to watch!
Future Open Demos
Check back closer to each of the dates this spring to see if they’ll be having these as virtual events.
- April 17th, 2020
- May 15th, 2020
- June 19th, 2020
- July 17th, 2020
- August 21st, 2020
- September 18th, 2020
- October 17th, 2020 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
- November 20th, 2020
- December 18th, 2020
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Come watch the magic of glass blowing in person. There will be a flameworking artist, as well as an artist blowing glass in the Hot Shop throughout the whole event.
Refreshments will be provided.
When you visit, you can learn about what Hot Glass Alley offers, including:
- “Blow Your Own” with help from the gaffers
- Guest Artists
- Date nights
- Event space for small gatherings