David Jacobson makes hand-blown and kiln-formed glass utilizing contemporary designs based in the Venetian tradition. Jacobson makes brightly colored functional objects, such as bowls, glasses, vases and platters, and also sculptural forms.
“I employ contemporary colors with classical forms to create a unique expression in each piece. Texture and vibrant color combinations are vital; my pieces are meant to be touched and explored as well as viewed. For me, making glass is an honor.”
Born and raised in New York, Jacobson graduated from the University of Minnesota, where he first studied glassblowing. He has since studied with Lino Tagliapietra, Martin Rosol, Davide Salvadore, Elio Quarisa, Jiri Harcuba, as well as other leading glass artists. His work may be found in major collections, galleries, and shops around the country.
Who hasn’t wanted to try their hand at glassblowing? It is thrilling. Assist in making one tumbler or one vase, or two Christmas ornaments.. You’ll roll the glass in the color(s) of your choice, blow into the pipe, and help shape the piece. You experience first hand the thrill of working with molten glass as David helps you create a unique work of art from start to finish. You walk away with your own, one-of-a-kind creation the next day. These short experiences, depending on what you’re making, take roughly an hour per person. And of course, “safety first” and hot-shop etiquette are emphasized.
Taking reservations day and night for Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays.. But David will work with you if those days are not possible. Click HERE to find out more.
Stay and Play
The Moses True House – 1814
David’s AirBnB was the home and built for Moses True, a grain mill and lumber mill owner who operated out of True’s Pond, just down the road. This house is one of the oldest, and grandest of homes in Montville.
This two-room second floor suite with private entrance, provides an elegant setting in my beautifully restored 1814 Federal-Style home. Wide plank floors and formal staircase lead up to a cozy bedroom with a queen size bed and chaise lounge to the right and a living room/kitchen nook with joining bathroom outfitted with a claw foot tub, pedestal sink to your left. Lovely views of the Mt. Levenseller can be seen from every window. 25 minutes to the coast, all of the shops and attractions that Belfast and Camden have to offer. Hour-and-a-half drive to Acadia National Park makes this an ideal spot to explore the entire mid-coast Maine area. Kayak and swim at Lake St. George State Park, ten minutes. True’s Pond or Steven’s pond just 5 minutes down the road. You are just minutes away fromthe vast network of area trails. Park comfortably in the driveway, steps away from your private entrance.
In case you are looking for more adventures during your stay in Montville, add a glassblowing class to your weekend by contacting me directly to set up your studio time! Click on this link to see David’s Airbnb site to book your visit!