PotekGlass April 2019 Newsletter
Art in the Shop
New Work!
10"x10" Framed Tile
Looking for a unique outing to celebrate Mother's Day?
Sat 5.11 | 10am - 1pm
Bring your mom and your creativity to create a unique kiln-formed pendant! Likened to the practice of "Ikebana" or Japanese flower arrangement, you will explore the process of creating pattern, rhythm and color selection to find harmony and balance in your pendant. Learn to cut sheet glass, make frit and mosaic to make your one-of-a-kind pendant. No experience necessary!
Art in the World
Nathan Sandberg
Nathan Sandberg is a contemporary kilncast glass artist and educator. He creates glass panes that are full of movement and repeated patterns that gently guide the viewer's eyes through the work. In this way, he mirrors the dynamism of the world around us. "Our world is complex and I realize that occasionally we simply need a pleasant view in order to escape some of the ugliness and take our self somewhere healthier, even if only for a moment." Since receiving his BFA in glass and ceramics from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, he has continued to develop modern Vitrigraph methods started during his tenure at Bullseye Glass Company on the Research & Education team. He can be found working and teaching at his studio OnGrade in Portland when he is not on the road teaching workshops around the globe. Learn more about Nathan Sandberg online!
Relief (above) installed at Bellevue Arts Museum BAM Biennial 2018: Glasstastic and Nathan Sandberg with Currently (above right) at Bryan Oliver Gallery at Whitworth University, 2019.
Looking for your kids to unplug this summer and engage in fun, creative learning?
Learn the fundamentals of working with glass!
Monday July 8 - Friday July 12
12pm - 5:30pm daily
Led by local artist Malcom Potek who has been teaching kids for over 10 years, kids will explore  creative process  and create  real work  each afternoon.
The camp that offers everything a kid wants: working with clay, making molds and casts, working with color, a little science and math, creativity, melting glass, and making tiles, ring dishes and relief sculpture!
Malcom creates an enriching learning space that can spark new ways of seeing, new skills and new friendships. Come ready for fun!
Give the Gift of ART
this Mother's Day!
Enjoy 50% off Try-iT! gift certificates when purchased  online
Wed May 1 — Mon May 6
No expiration!
Thank you for your support!
Minneapolis - St. Paul
Home Tour 2019
Come visit us during the Home Tour ! Our new studio home the Flux Arts Building is a featured tour stop Saturday April 27 - Sunday April 28.
Guided tours offered every half hour. Thanks for your support!
C lass Notes
Try-iT! Upcoming Introductions to Glass Basics!
Sat 6.1 | 10am - 1pm
Simple to start endless in its potential, kiln-forming is to glass what conducting is to instruments. You will explore the foundations of kiln-work: learn to cut patterns out of sheet glass, make frit, and work with a variety of glass formats by fusing glass in the kiln to create a ring dish.
Sat 4.27 | 10am - 1pm
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. In this class students will create a small paperweight, smash a gather into an icicle ornament as well as experiment with blowing a small object.
Sat 5.4 | 10am - 1pm
In this course, students will learn the basics of gathering up molten glass on the torch and applying it onto a mandrel. Once beads are made you will create stringers and apply surface decoration to beads. Expect to make between 6 and 12 beads depending on working style.
Book Your Private Event!
Bring your group and creativity! Learn glass basics and you will each make your one-of-a-kind creation: a blue pendant for the bride-to-be, a tile inspired by your book club's read, or beads made by hand in the company of friends and family. Make the world more beautiful by creating with your own two hands - to make things is the thing that make us human!
Opportunity to Create & Further Technique for All Levels
1st Monday = 5:00 - 9:00 pm
2nd Saturday = 1:30 - 5:30 pm
3rd Tuesday = 5:00 - 9:00 pm
Malcom Potek will be available for any questions, guidance or reminders you might need while you work. Take advantage of the opportunity to learn from a master and work at your own speed on your own project. Malcom will keep a watchful eye while giving you the freedom to explore! Need certification to participate. Not certified? Sign-up for a Try-iT class!
Gently Used Equipment For Sale
Gently-used and refurbished torch and more - check out the listings online !
Refurbished Torch
Price $130.00