While on a family vacation in Bermuda, Jake fell in love with glass at an open-air hot shop at the Royal Navy Dock Yard. He studied glass in high school and continued his studies at RIT.
Jake is an accomplished young artist who strives to carry ancient glass making traditions into contemporary times. Using traditional Italian and Swedish techniques, he crafts his own unique style, expression and design. He maintains his studio, Hot Glass Alley, in Charlotte, North Carolina.