Torch Practice

Potekglass offers a variety of options for students to become proficient in torchwork.

  • Rent time by the hour! Schedule a session when it is convenient for you by calling or emailing us.
    • Alpha Burner, Mini CC, or Minor Burner $20 / hr
    • CC Burner, Starfire, or Arnold $25 / hr
  • Punch Cards: Buy a block of time and get discounted bench time.
  • Attend an open studio session or a Free Glass Friday!
  • Save money with a membership.
  • Set up at home – buy competitively priced tools and supplies and most importantly get over 30 years of experience to help you make solid choices.

View Potekglass open torch policy 

Register for Open Torch

Open Torch: Certification Needed

01/06/2023 at 11:00AM

Free Glass Friday - Open Torch 1/6

Free Glass Friday - Open Torch 1/6
Free Glass Friday - Open Torch 1/6
Free Glass Friday - Open Torch 1/6
Free Glass Friday - Open Torch 1/6
$35.00 non-members / $25.00 members

Completed 01/06/2023


Join us for an open torch session. This includes 4 hours on our equipment and free glass. The glass provided for this session is Italian soft glass, borosilicate glass and bullseye glass. Take care to keep the glass types separate as Italian soft glass has a COE of 104, borosilicate glass has a COE of 33 and bullseye glass has a COE of 90.


Torch students must bring their own tool or rent them from Potekglass for $5. Torch students must bring their own mandrels and bead release. These items are also for sale at Potekglass and online HERE


"I've had a carved soap stone I had been hoping to use as a mold for over a year, and the free glass gave me an opportunity to try it. I got to practice and play with new ideas!" - Beth H.


Torch experience is required to participate. Not certified? Sign-up for a Try-iT! Class. Lots of experience - just not at Potekglass? Call Malcom and he'll see if this is the right fit for you.


01/06/2023 at 11:00AM


2505 Howard St. NE, Suite C
Minneapolis , MN , 55418

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