Classes for everyone

Potekglass offers classes for every skill level, in addition to group classes, private lessons, visiting artist lectures and periodic events. 


"Julie was very knowledgeable and skilled. It was well structured and informative. I'd love a next step class. Thanks for providing these unique opportunities". - Patrice W.

"The class was great! Julie was very knowledgeable and anxious to see every student succeed. I wish the class had been longer! I would have been more than willing to pay more for a full day class so I could perfect my skills. This however, was a great intro class and I would love to take the next step up! - Janey B.


Try-iT! classes

Beginner's introduction to a specific glass-working process.

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Intermediate classes

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

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Advanced classes

Advanced methods and science course to culminate in complex project.

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Open Torch & Kiln

For anyone looking to perfect their techniques in a self-guided work session. Open to all levels.

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Youth 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.

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Group and private lessons

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

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Try-it! classes

Just Try-iT! These are beginner 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! While 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 classes

Instructed by studio artist teachers and visiting artists, 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 classes are typically half-day or full-day - including lunch - workshops and vary in cost based on materials and instruction needed. 


Advanced 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.

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 craftsmen and women.

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 Benefits

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)
·50% 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

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.

More information about Team Work of Art

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


Group and private 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: 30% discount $66.50/person

7-8 people: 50% discount $47.50/person


Group Class Rates for kiln classes

5-6 people: 30% discount $71.25/person

7-8 people: 40% discount $66.50/person

9-10 people: 50% discount $57.00/person

11-20 people: 55% 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.

$95 /hr + materials for larger projects