The studio accommodates participants of all skill levels, from first-timers to experienced glassblowers.
Waterfall Arts Glassworks transformed the former “Fallout Shelter” in the building’s basement into a 1,000-square-foot studio. David Jacobson and Carmi Katsir, along with community volunteers, renovated the interior space in late December 2020.
Waterfall Arts hosts individual experiences, one-day and weekend workshops, and ongoing classes. Public demonstrations from visiting artists around the country are featured in the diverse programming.
We are excited to note that the studio is powered by electricity and waste vegetable oil rather than fossil fuels. The biofuel is gathered from local restaurants and businesses, establishing new partnerships within Belfast’s vibrant community.
A big thanks our local biofuel partners:
The Only Doughnut, Belfast
Fon’s Kitchen, Belfast
Darby’s Restaurant, Belfast
Belfast Variety, Belfast
Hey Sailor, Searsport
18 Central, Rockport
The Hoot, Northport
Blue Hill Coop, Blue Hill
About the Hot Shop:
- Two workstations with torches and compressed air
- 100lb Canned Heat Furnace
- 12″ Veggie Powered Reheating Furnace
- 9″ Veggie Powered Reheating Furnace
- 41″x22″x11″ Annealer
- 21″x21″x21″ Annealer
- 24″x22″x11″ Annealer
- Full range of hand tools, pipes, and punties
Cold Working Equipment:
- 14″ Wet Saw
- 18″Flatlap Grinder
- 12″ Flatlap Grander
- Lathe with 4″ grinding wheels
- Vertical Wet Belt Sander