Waterfall Arts Glassworks

Waterfall Arts Glassworks is the only full-time, community-based public-access glassblowing facility of its kind in Maine.

Founded by glass artists David Jacobson and Carmi Katsir for Waterfall Arts, this studio opens the wonderful world of hot glass to the general public. The studio will accommodate participants of all skill levels, from first-timers to experienced glassblowers. Waterfall Arts is excited to note that the studio will almost entirely be powered by electricity and waste vegetable oil rather than fossil fuels.

The new studio opened to the public on the first occurrence of this year’s Belfast Fourth Friday Art Walks, from 5pm to 8pm. There were live glassblowing demonstrations, a tour of the new studio, mingling with the studio co-founders, music from Noah Fishman, as well as refreshments. All are welcome!

Waterfall Arts is pleased to have received generous donations to help create and support the glass studio and it’s programs. A contribution by the Kao family was made in the memory of William Kao, honoring his life-long fascination with glass arts and crafts, as well as the great joy he found in learning to blow glass.  It is the family’s hope that the students of Waterfall Arts Glassworks will discover a similar joy!

Waterfall Arts Glassworks currently requires all participants to be fully vaccinated.

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Studio Safety

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Release of Liability

You will be required to sign this waiver in the studio before beginning your Glass Experience.

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“An awesome experience! David made this a highlight of our vacation. What a patient and amazing teacher he is.”
Cynthia, Tennessee

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Waterfall Arts COVID-19 Update

Until further notice, Waterfall Arts requires that all guests and artists registering for our classes and workshops are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or present a negative COVID-19 test (within 24-hours before class). A digital or physical copy of your vaccine card or test result can be presented at the door at the time of the class or emailed directly to our programming director amy@waterfallarts.org prior to class start.

Masks are encouraged when social distancing is not possible. 

** For youth programs, we ask for proof of vaccination (or negative COVID-19 test) of the household adults. If your child is vaccinated, you may submit the child’s COVID-19 vaccination information, instead.**