Potekglass Mission

To make things is the thing that makes us human.

Potekglass Policies: 
Students must wear closed toe shoes.  Students must have long hair tied back behind their head.

All classes may be rescheduled within 7 days of class start time.  All classes seats rescheduled with less than 7 day notice are subject to a $35 reschedule fee or forfeit.  

Students aged 9 to 13 must be accompanied by a participating parent or gaurdian.  Student aged 14 - 17 must have a release form signed by a parent or gaurdian.  All students must have a release form signed to participate in class.

Product of fire and earth

Glass comes in many forms.  
What will you make of it? 

Potekglass studio class session.  

Malcom Potek 

Loves working with people of all ages and abilities.

Dedicated to quality craftsmanship in all projects.

Custom Lighting

& 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. 

Custom Architectural Artglass

Private Lessons

$125/hr for one person

+ $62.50/ hr for each additional person

+ materials for larger projects

2 hour minimum

Customize your glass experience.  With over 30 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.

Private instruction 

Staff & Instructors

Malcom Potek

Owner and Artist 

Instructional Design


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.

Kara van Wyk


Instructional Design


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.

Julie Bowen



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.