Waterfall Arts is proud to announce the opening of a state-of-the-art glassblowing studio: Waterfall Arts Glassworks. Founded by glassblowers David Jacobson and Carmi Katsir, this studio will open up the wonderful world of hot glass to the general public.

About the studio

Waterfall Arts Glassworks 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” 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.

Waterfall Arts Glassworkswill 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.

We are proud to say that 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.


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Our facility will include:

  • Two workstations
  • Cold-working equipment
  • Ovens for annealing, fusing, and slumping

Our studio co-founders:

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!

Selected press:

Kennebec Journal – New art glassblowing studio to open in June in Belfast

WABI-TV5 – Glassblowing artist looks to open a new studio with Waterfall Arts in Belfast