COMING SUMMER 2021!
Waterfall Arts is proud to announce the opening of a state-of-the-art glassblowing studio. Founded by glassblowers David Jacobson, of Belfast, and Carmi Katsir, of Montville, this studio will open up the wonderful world of hot glass to the general public.
About the studio
The studio will be the only full-time, public-access glassblowing facility of its kind in Maine. To accommodate the new venture, Waterfall Arts is transforming the former “Fallout Shelter”—a multipurpose event space and art library in the building’s basement—into a 1,000–square-foot studio. Jacobson and Katsir, along with community volunteers, have been hard at work demolishing and renovating the interior space since late December 2020.
The Glassblowing Studio at Waterfall Arts will accommodate participants of all skill levels, from first-timers to experienced glassblowers. The organization will host individual experiences, one-day and weekend workshops, and ongoing classes. Public demonstrations from visiting artists around the country will be featured in the diverse programming.
In keeping with our mission to create community in harmony with nature, the studio will be powered by electricity and waste vegetable oil rather than fossil fuels. The biofuel will be gathered from local restaurants and businesses, establishing new partnerships within Belfast’s vibrant community.
Our facility will include:
- Two workstations
- Cold-working equipment
- Ovens for annealing, fusing, and slumping
We look forward to opening safely with COVID precautions in place, Summer 2021.
Studio construction on the blog:
Follow the progress through the lens of illustrator and glassblower David Jacobson!