Potekglass November 2018 Newsletter
Art in the Shop
New Work for the New Studio!
"Orange Intersecting Blue Sink"

Custom sink will be installed in the new studio on Lowry Ave. Drop by to see this beauty in person once we open!
Potekglass at the European Christmas Market in St. Paul
Come visit Malcom at Potekglass' booth at the European Christmas Market held on the East Plaza at Union Depot in St. Paul. The next two weekends!
Nov 30 - Dec 2
Dec 7 - Dec 10
Thanks for your support!
Beadmaking Workshop with Malcom Potek
Softglass 101: Lines, Dots, Barrels and Beads
Dates: January 10,17
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm (each Session) Register for workshop

Instructor: Malcom Potek
Cost: $285 for 4 Sessions
Members Price: $256.50 
In this 4-week Beginner* course, students will learn the tricks and techniques for making precise patterns and interesting surface designs. 
Shape focus in the first half of class will be on rondels, spheres and cylinders. Students will learn about precious metal glass, as well as, silver foil decoration. 
Focus during the later classes will be on transforming cylinder beads into bi-cones & elegant tapers. Decorative techniques include line, pattern, and rasied scroll work. Of course we will put techniques together and work with some cool glass.
*Registrants reccomended, but not necessary to have prior torch-work experience, either via a Try-iT! class or torch work experience elsewhere.
Last Chance!
Enjoy 50% off on Try-It! gift certs when you purchase  online  before Friday.
No expiration!
Thank you for your support!
C lass Notes
Share the gift of art with your loved one this winter!
Experience art creation at an upcoming Try-It:
Sat. 12/22/18 @ 10 AM

Borosilicate glass gets its name from the element boron, which is added as a flux to create an American hard glass. A melt that occurs at a hotter temperature, boro is well suited for sculptural glass endeavors. You will create a small paperweight, smash a gather into an icicle ornament as well as experiment with blowing a small figurine.
Sat. 1/12/19 @ 10am

Simple to start, endless in its potential, kiln-forming is to glass what conducting is to instruments. In this course you will learn to cut patterns out of sheet glass, make frit, and work with a variety of glass formats by combing them in the kiln to produce glass tiles.
Sat. 1/26/19 @ 10am

In this class, you will learn the basics of gathering up molten glass on the torch and applying it onto a mandrel. Once our beads are made we will create stringers and apply surface decoration to our beads. Expect to make between 6 and 12 beads depending on working style.