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

Satori, 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

David Jacobson

David Jacobson is a 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

Brian Frus is an artist, designer, educator, tech, and gallerist who has specialized with glass for over 25 years. He enjoys projects creating custom and unique interior design, lighting, public art, awards, and sculpture. Professor Frus retired from academia in 2021 to become a Maine based artist and gallery owner, where he continues to create and educate about glass art.

Brier-Rose Werner

Brier-Rose Werner is a self taught torch work artist who specializes in botanical jewelry. She has been blowing glass for 10 years as a production assistant in Ellseworth Maine at Atlantic Art Glass.

Jessica See

Jessica received her BS in glass art from Illinois State University, and continued on to teach and work in glass studios in North Carolina and Oklahoma. Having fallen in love with the dichotomy of fluid molten glass and rigid cold glass, her work consists mostly of soft sculptural forms with a playful and often cartoony twist.


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