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JJ Gaffers consists of owner/glass blower Jesse Bogenrief, glass blower/flame worker Jesse Ahrendsen, and glass fuser Jennifer Earl. Established in the summer of 2017, JJ Gaffers is Des Moines' hottest addition to its thriving art community. 

JJ Gaffers is located at Mainframe Studios on Keo Way, home to over a hundred  artist studios and non-profits. We invite you to visit us and enjoy live glass blowing demos, view our spacious gallery and sign up for classes. Gift certificates for classes can be purchased at our online shop.

Please note:
Emailing us at to set up a class or ask for more info is preferred. You can text or call us at (515) 745-3319 to see if we are currently available, but emailing is best since we give lots of classes and can't always get to the phone.

JJ Gaffers is proud to be supported by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and the Iowa Arts Council.

Iowa Arts Council


JJ Gaffers @ Mainframe Studios
900 Keo Way

Studio LL02
Des Moines, IA 50309

Tues - Sat: 10 AM - 5 PM
​Sunday: 10
 AM - 4 PM


Check out our FAQ's page!

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