Try-iT! glass classes

Beginner’s introduction to a specific glass-working process

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Intermediate glass classes

Instructional project-based workshops to build glass-working skills.

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Advanced glass classes

Advanced methods course to culminate in a complex project.

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Open Torch & Kiln

For anyone looking to perfect their techniques in self-guided work.

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Youth glass classes

Elementary and Middle School Classes.

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Discounts on glass, classes, and practice.

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Team Work of Art

Strengthen team identity and time management skills while working together to create a unique piece of art that reflects your organization's mission and values.

Group and private lessons

Host your next company event, family workshop, or group class with friends.

Try-iT! glass classes

Just Try-iT! These are beginner glass class sessions intended to introduce a glass-working approach.


You will learn basic techniques specific to that approach and the type of glass used with hands-on practice time to get comfortable working with glass and open your eyes to the creative potential of glass!


Each class highlights different elements, techniques from each one contribute to a better understanding - and may be applied - to a wide expanse of glass craft techniques. All 3-hour Try-iT sessions are $95 per person.

Intermediate glass classes

Instructed by studio artists, teachers and visiting artists.  These workshops will facilitate an opportunity for students to focus on a specific technique through personalized instruction and core projects.

Participants are required to have previous experience with glass or participated in a Try-iT session.

Intermediate glassworking classes are typically half-day or full-day - including lunch - workshops and vary in cost based on materials and instruction needed.

Advanded glass classes

Formatted as multi-week courses, advanced classes are intended to dive deep into the science and techniques of a glass-work approach. Participants will expand on a single focused project over the course of the series or create multiple projects each week.

Participants are required to have previous experience with glass or participated in a Try-iT and Intermediate session. Annually offer a special master class with local or visiting artists at the top of their field reveal their secrets.

Glass Practice: Open Kiln / Torch

Now three times a month, we offer open studio sessions for folks who want to practice their craft whether working the flame or exploring the potential of kilnwork. All four-hour sessions are only $35. Register online to join us at the shop to show off your stuff, get inexpensive practice or just commune with your fellow makers.

Torchers need only provide glass and specific project supplies (i.e, mandrels, bead release). Torch, safety glasses and student tool set provided. Glass, mandrels, bead release and tools may be purchased at the studio.

Youth classes

Potekglass offers introductory classes to students in elementary and middle school. Students can participate as a class or individually. Summer art camps available.


Potekglass Annual Membership


Members receive:

· $25 Open Torch and Open Kiln sessions

· 10% off hourly torch rental/punch cards

· 10% off all glass supplies (excludes tools)

· 10% off all Intermediate, master, and visiting artist classes

· $25 off yearly locker rental (reg. $75/year)

· $15 off 6-month locker rental (reg. $50/6-months)

· 30% off Try-iT! Gift Certificates year-round

Members will receive a membership card valid for 1 year after purchase date.

Enter your member number at check-out to receive discounts on online purchases. Present your membership card at the shop to receive in-shop discounts.

Team Work of Art

Our corporate team building art projects in Minneapolis, MN.

Your company’s targets and core values will guide the group in developing a meaningful piece of art made for display in your place of work.

Please contact us directly to book at (612) 281-7243 or email

Group lessons

Interested in having Potekglass host your next company event, family workshop or group class with your friends?

Sign up with a group and receive 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!

Group Class Rates for torchwork classes:

5-6 people: 15% discount $80.75/person

7-8 people: 30% discount $66.50/person

Group Class Rates for kiln classes:

5-6 people: 15% discount $80.75/person

7-8 people: 30% discount $66.50/person

9-10 people: 40% discount $57.00/person

11-20 people: 50% discount $47.50/person

Scheduling for group classes is subject to studio space availability. Torchwork classes have a maximum capacity of 10, while up to 20 may be accommodated in a Kiln class. Please plan to schedule your class at least 30 days in advance for best availability.

Private lessons

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.

$125/hr for one person

+ $62.50/ hr for each additional person

+ materials for larger projects

2 hour minimum

Potekglass classes FAQ

How old do you have to be to take one of your glass classes?

Students ages 9 - 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Parent or guardian must also purchase a seat for our glass class.


Students ages 9-17 may attend our glass classes alone with signed permission.


Do I need to bring any equipment with me to glass class?

All tools and safety equipment are provided during our glassblowing lesson.


What type of clothing should I wear for my glass class?

We recommend all our students wear non-synthetic clothing, such as cotton, and closed-toe shoes.


How often do you have glass classes?

We have a few glass classes a month as well as open torch sessions to practice your skills, and mingle with others following their passions for playing with glass. Check our class schedule.


Do you have glass class gift certificates?

We do have glass class gift certificates. These gift certificates may be purchased in our online store, or in our studio.


What are the maximum amount of students for your torch working classes?

We have enough torches to accommodate 8 students per class.


What happens if I cannot make it to my scheduled class?

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


Do I need to sign a waiver for your glass class?

Yes, every student will have to sign a liability waiver prior to the start of class.


What kind of torches do you use in your glass classes?    

Bethlemem Alpha burners.

Our workhorse burners for our soft and borosilicate glass classes are the Bethlemem alpha torches. These torches are great for soft glass and pack enough punch to get borosilicate glass flowing.

Do you sell starter kits if I want to do glassworking at home?

If you have caught the glass bug, and want to start manipulating glass outside of the studio we've got you covered. We have brand new glassblowing starter kits with almost everything you need to get started, minus tanks and glass.

These kits can be purchased in our online shop or in our studio. We also carry used equipment which tends to come in and out the door fairly quickly so make sure to check out what is currently available online.


Will I get to take my glass objects home with me?

Depends on the type of glass class, but assume that you will have to pick up your glass objects at a later date.


Where do I pick up my glass from my glass class?

Your glass objects can be found outside our studio in our glass pickup cabinet.

What are some other terms for your glass blowing classes?

Kiln classes

Glass fusing / fusion

Kilnforming / kiln forming

Glass slumping

Torch classes

Glassblowing / Glass blowing,

Lampworking  / Lamp working

Torchworking / Torch working

Glassworking / Glass working

Beadmaking / Bead making

Soft glass

Boro / Borosilicate


What type of Kiln do you use in your glass fusing classes?

We use a Skutt KM-1227 ZC for our glass fusing classes.