Big J Glass: Blue Klein Recycler
Jesse Schaefer from Omaha, Nebraska took a small glimpse into the creative development of glassblowing over ten years ago. Inspired by his local glass shop, he was instantly intrigued. From there, Jesse built a small studio in his garage—and he immediately became hooked on the artistry. He speaks of his desire to blow glass as “addictive.” Fascinated by the process of the art form, this humble artist knew it was a suitable career path.
Although Jesse is mostly self-taught, he picked up some tricks and tips from the Boro Farm Family, learning from famed blowers like Joel Halen and Big Z. While Jesse has spent the bulk of his career hand-blowing, about two years ago, he entered the realm of lathe work. When he’s not on the torch, you might find Jesse fishing with his friends, or relaxing with his girlfriend, Meghan, and dog, Boro. Jesse is most known for his Roadie Rig designs. However, with his rapid progression on the lathe and newly acquired sandblast cabinet, he’s shifted to a more technical, function-oriented style—as noticeable in his blasted perc Straight Fabs and Fab Jammers.
This Blue Klein Recycler is the perfect combination of form and function. Its unique color and eye-catching design boasts a flawless and distinctive procedure. The 14mm male joint includes an optional quartz banger for $20.
• Two heads are better than one: Jesse’s girlfriend, Meghan, assists him with creating facets, marbles in boro and sandblasting work.
• Jesse has spent most of his life in Nebraska, but is currently interested in relocating to Denver, in search of more inspiration and people to work with.
• Jesse creates tons of Fab Jammer rigs, which allow him to experiment with his form while paying respects to the groundbreaking Faberge Egg rig design