Malcom Potek


Malcom Potek lives with his wife and fellow artist Kara van Wyk and two children in Northeast Minneapolis, MN.



University of Minnesota, 1986 – 1993
Intern/mentorship Andy Shea Glass blowing studio –1993 – 1995
University of Wisconsin River Falls, Studio Glass – 1996 



John C. Campbell Folk School 1993
Loren Stump Studio Workshop 1995
Pigeon Lake summer glass program 1996
Penland School of Craft: Walter Leiberman 1994
The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass; Higuchi masters class 2002
Janek Franichek Foci 2011



Ritz Theater, Minneapolis MN, Lighting and Marquee Panels
Dunham and Associates, Minneapolis MN Glass Panels
Northwest Mutual Insurance Company, Milwaukee WI
Osceola Medical Center
Numerous Private residential commissions



Loveland Museum, Loveland CO, Contemporary Beads and Beadwork 1995
Glass Arts Society Conference Spirit Square; Charlotte, NC, Group show 1995 
Facere; Seattle, WA, ISGB Group Show 1996
Frank Stone Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, Group show 2000
Art Resources, St. Paul, MN, Group show 2002
Katie Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee WI Group Show 2007


Teaching Art

Workshops held at private studios, 1994 – present.
The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass, 1998
Rochester Community and Technical College summer workshop 2002
Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Minnetonka MN  2004
Bead and Button Conference, Milwaukee WI 2004 – 2009
Glass Craft Expo, Las Vegas NV 2009
Grand Marais Art Colony MN 2015


Community Work

Education Program Director; Youth Farm and Market Project; Minneapolis MN 1997 – 2000.
East Side Neighborhood Services, Youth Garden Program, Garden Scarecrow  2001
Minnesota Crafts Council – Board member 2002 - 2005
Bottineau Neighborhood Association- Board member 2003 – 2004


Artist in Residence programs

Arts for Academic Achievement:
Residency 2007–08 school year: Waite Park Elementary School              
Notheast Middle School Service learning Project 2009 – 2010
Prairie Creek Community School Elementary 2009 – 2010
Blake School Hopkins Campus Elementary Hopkins, MN 2010
Blake School Highcroft Campus, elementary Wayzata MN 2010
Angel Foundation Teen Outreach Program, Minneapolis MN 2011
Jenny Lind Elementary, Minneapolis MN 2011 -2015
Kalaidescope Charter School, Otsego MN. 2013-2014