PotekGlass February 2021 Newsletter
Art in the Shop
Creating Positives. Class in Development.
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Master Class
Custom Slump Molds
with Malcom Potek and Elizabeth Coleman

Elizabeth Coleman received her MFA in ceramics from Ohio State University and a BFA in ceramics and glass from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Awarded a 2017 Minnesota Artist Initiative Grant and a 2010 Jerome Ceramic Artist Project Grant, Elizabeth currently is a Northern Clay Center studio artist in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her work has been exhibited in Hungary and nationally at venues such as Baltimore Clayworks; the Canton Art Museum, Canton, Ohio; and the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, North Dakota. Coleman has exhibited in the 2005 NCECA Biennial in Baltimore and in the 2008 NCECA Invitational: Voices, at the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as well as at SOFA Chicago.

This class is for advanced students. Watch the class schedule for details and to register.
~ Malcom Potek
Art in the Shop
Custom Products. Sconces.
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Sconce Lit
Our featured product, custom large sconces

Are you considering a remodel of your home or business? Think of Potek Glass for your custom lighting designs. These sconces are fully customizable to your design palette.

The tropical blues and oranges shown in this custom cane were inspired by the client's passion for the Caribbean. Reflected in the glass are the artifacts and other artworks that inform this sitting room. UL listed. Dimensions are 12" tall x 10" wide.

Contact Potek Glass about your lighting designs.
Artist in the World
Stanislav Libensky and Jaroslava Brychtova
Stanislav Libensky and Jaroslava Brychtova Lived a storied and virtuosic art career in glass. Born in the 1920s in then Czechoslovakia their work and marriage spans over 80 years. Theirs was a fundamental influence in my desire to become an artist working in glass. Monumental in their presence and intimate in their encounter. Their sculptures evoke an interior dialogue both primeval and filled with exuberance.

Metamorphosis 2007
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Stanislav Libensky, Metamorphosis 2007.
Large glass artwork.
Glass Sculpture with the Artists
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Learn more about Stanislav Libensky and Jaroslava Brychota
Scream, 1987
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Class Notes
Upcoming classes
PotekGlass continues to observe CDC guidelines including 6ft social distancing and masks in the shop. Classes and open sessions will have no more than 4 students.
Masks are required to participate.
Italian Soft Glass
Italian Soft Glass class
February 27
Time: 10:00 am
Try-It Class

Learn the basics to make
beads on the torch
3-hour class
Cost: $95
Member Price: $69

Discover the ease of molding and shaping colorful Italian soft glass Effetre when it’s hot! You will learn to gather molten glass and apply it on a mandrel to make beads on the torch. We will then explore surface decoration techniques to enhance beads. Expect to make between 6 and 12 beads depending on your work style.
Just Try-iT! These are beginner sessions intended to introduce a glass-working approach. You will learn basic techniques specific to that approach with hands-on practice time to get comfortable working with glass and open your eyes to the creative potential of glass!

Open Torch and Kiln Session
February 13th
Time: 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Certification Needed
Open torch session includes 4 hours on our torch equipment.

Open kiln session includes 4 hours on our equipment with a set of student tools, table workspace and quarter shelf portion of 24" round kiln to fire your projects.

Glass supplies are not included but may be purchased at the shop.

Kiln Try-It!
February 13th
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Beginner Level Class
In this course students 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 a glass ring dish.
*Note: Participants are required to have previous experience with glass or participated in a Try-iT session for Intermediate level classes.