Product of fire and earth
Glass comes in many forms.
What will you make of it?
Potekglass studio class session.
Loves working with people of all ages and abilities.
Dedicated to quality craftsmanship in all projects.
Group Projects & Classes
Interested in having Potekglass host your next company event, family workshop or group class with your friends?
Sign up with a group and recieve special rates. You can choose from any of the Try-iT! Classes (Kiln, Boro, or Italian Soft). Perfect for special get-togethers, parties, or just for fun. The more friends you bring, the more you save!
& Custom Glass
Potekglass is unique in its commitment to custom glass art projects;
Collaborating with clients to use color and pattern as it relates to the architecture and history of a space creates truly individualized locations.
Whether you are searching for a couple of accent lights or require production runs, Potekglass is committed to quality design, competitively priced.
$95 /hr + materials for larger projects.
Customize your glass experience. With over 20 years of experience in glass, there are many techniques and projects Malcom can prepare you for and guide you through. From designing and producing your own tiles and lighting in the kiln to techniques on the torch Malcom has experience that only a select few can match.
Staff & Instructors
Owner and Artist
Malcom Potek has been working in glass since 1991. He works primarily in kiln cast assembly and cold-work. Malcom, an experienced torchworker, creates custom canes for inclusion in his kiln work as well. A teacher for twenty plus years Malcom leads workshops throughout the United States as well as in the shop and privately. With his experience he develops curriculumn both for public art projects and as part of the Potekglass Curriculumn.
Her passion for arts education and desire support local artists in the Twin Cities lead her to her new role as Studio Assistant for Potekglass. She acquired her degree in Studio Art from Bethel University in 2010 and continues to research and create sculptural works and installations from her home studio. She is excited to be involved with Potekglass through class coordination, promotion and learning about glass!
Kara van Wyk has been drawing since she could hold a pencil. She studied visual art at St. Olaf college, graduating with a visual art major and a license to teach K-12 visual art as well. When she met Malcom 20 years ago, her future mother-in-law gave her some high-firing glass paints and encouraged her to step into the glass medium with her painting skills. Now she has explored high-fired inclusions, low-fired paints, kiln-forming, and has recently made a foray into casting glass. She is a "maker" at heart, happy to commune with numerous media to put well-crafted objects into the world.
After more than 30 years working as a theatrical craftsperson, I discovered torch work and found out how much I enjoy it. I took my first class at Potekglass in 2012. Hooked, I have made a practice to develop my skills in this beautiful medium for many years to come.
I was raised learning art and crafts in an artistic family. In 2002 I fell in love with lampwork beads. I started teaching beadmaking, wire working, glass fusing, enameling, and other jewelry-making techniques in 2004. I went to graduate school and became a licensed teacher in 2007, became a mom in 2009, and have been a full-time jewelry-metal-glass artist, studio teacher, and mom since. Some of my favorite lampworking classes have been with Trey Cornette, Michal Silberberg, and Holly Cooper. My favorite part of teaching is watching the process of discovery and the amazement people feel when they realize what they can do, and the wide-ranging knowledge they take home.