JJ Gaffers consists of owner/glass blower Jesse Bogenrief and glass blower/flame worker Jesse Ahrendsen. 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 dozens of 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. 

Please note: 
Due to limited staff and in trying to keep our patrons safe during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we strongly encourage visitors to call or text us at (515) 745-3319 to schedule an appointment or see if we are currently available.

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



JJ Gaffers @ Mainframe Studios
900 Keo Way

Studio LL02
Des Moines, IA 50309

Tues - Sat: 10 AM - 7 PM
​Sunday: 11 AM - 5 PM


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