Meet David Jacobson

Accomplished glassblower, David Jacobson has been honing his craft for over 27 years. David creates brightly colored functional objects as well as one-of-a-kind sculptures that incorporate elegant shapes and designs.

New York native, Jacobson discovered glass blowing while at the University of Minnesota. After graduating, he created a life as a professional cartoonist with the intention to return to his glass blowing passion when the time was right. His cartoons have appeared in such publications as The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today and was nationally syndicated by United Media.

After a 17-year hiatus from his favorite medium, David re-entered the glass world while continuing his successful career as a nationally-known cartoonist. Taking weekend glass classes in Brooklyn relit the fire of exploration in this fascinating material.

David moved to Maine in 2003, pursuing his goal of opening a full-time glass studio. He did so in 2014. He has continued to expand his craft learning from world-wide masters. His work can be found in major collections, galleries, and shops around the country. David is the co-founder of the glassblowing program, Waterfall Glassworks, at Waterfall Arts Art Center in Belfast, Maine, where David currently resides.