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

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.


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 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.**