The studio will accommodate participants of all skill levels, from first-timers to experienced glassblowers.

Waterfall Arts Glassworks 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 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 excited to note 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.

Waterfall Arts Glassworks includes two workstations, cold-working equipment, and ovens for annealing, fusing, and slumping. Our studio is designed to support hot and cold glass working. Face masks are required.

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

David Jacobson

Glass artist in mid-coast Maine, creating contemporary designs in the Venetian tradition.

Carmi Katsir

Carmi Katsir is a glass artist located in remote woods of mid-coast Maine.

Brian Frus Glass Art

Brian Frus

"I am an artist and an educator. I started working with glass in 1996 and have loved the medium and the community that surrounds it ever since. I currently create and teach from my home in Ellsworth, Maine. Notably, I was Head of the Glass Art program at Jacksonville University for 13 years, and I held leadership positions at two prestigious public access glass schools – I was the Director of Education at UrbanGlass in New York City, and the Assistant Facilities Manager and Shop Coordinator at the Pittsburgh Glass Center. My BFA is from Jacksonville University and my MFA from Rochester Institute of Technology; both degrees in Studio Arts with concentrations in Glass. I am an active member of the Glass Art Society."


Tim Conte

Facilities Manager

207-338-2222 ext.106


"Unique and Stunning! It’s a first hand look at a very old art. Not to be missed!”
A happy client from Thomaston, Maine

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. A digital or physical copy of your vaccine card can be presented at the door at the time of the class or emailed directly to our programming director. Masks must be worn throughout our building and during all programs.

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