Focus on Design: Fine Lines, Lip Wraps & Colour Fields w/ Bob Leatherbarrow Glass Fusing Video Tutorial

$125.00 or 25000 Reward Pointsi

Coins can be used for online video purchases only

You can redeem your coins on the Shopping cart page.

FREE Shipping on Orders $200+ More Info

• Watch 24/7
• Does not expire
• Handouts & firing schedules included
• Watch on any device
• Professionally filmed w/ three camera angles
In stock


The line is a fundamental design style in any artistic medium. It directs the eye around a composition, defines boundaries and adds drama. However, as we all know, making a straight, controlled line with a stringer or powder in kilnformed glass is more challenging than applying pencil to paper. Learn how to use stringers, powders, enamels and micas to create perfectly straight  and curved lines, lines that disappear into a piece, or lines that wrap around the outer rim of a bowl.

 This video also explores using powder wafers as colour fields in sheet glass and sculptural blocks. What appears as a line in one direction is a broad "colour field" when observed from a different angle through transparent glass.

And wait ... there’s more. Bob is well known for his understanding of the properties of glass, how glass behaves during the firing process, and his ability to solve technical problems. Throughout this 3 hour video Bob shares many of his insights on creating test tiles to identify and resolve problems, fire polishing, bubble control, improved success in strip cutting, slumping, “cheating” equilibrium thickness, and more.
Use these simple design-focused  “fine line” techniques to add details that will set your work apart.

How to Watch: Add this class to your cart and purchase as you would any other item.  Once purchased, your video will be available instantly for lifetime access and may be streamed in your video library.  If there are handouts associated with the video class, they will also be located in your library and ready for download.  You may watch the video by full length version or by chapter for easy reference.  View full screen by selecting the four-arrow icon at the bottom right of the video frame. You must be logged into your AAE account to purchase and watch your video.  There are no refunds on video classes and no exceptions to this policy.  Please e-mail customer service prior to purchasing if you have questions.  Thank you.


Focus on Design: Lines, Lip Wraps & Colour Fields - Full Version02:19:58

1/ Introduction00:03:59

2/ The Importance of the Line00:03:12

3/ Overview of the Mondrian Bowl00:02:20

4/ Overview of the Wafer Bowl00:01:12

5/ Wafers & Powders as Colour Fields00:06:30

6/ The "What If" Game00:05:56

7/ Test Tile Learnings00:06:41

8/ Fine Lines w/ Stringers00:06:42

9/ Fine Lines w/ Powder00:10:39

10/ Firing Fine Lines w/ Powder00:04:18

11/ Fire Polishing Fiber Paper Side of Project00:02:55

12/ Design Possibilities w/ Fine Line Powder & Stringers00:04:24

13/ Examples of Design Including Fine Lines00:02:58

14/ Project Outline: Mondrian Bowl00:09:40

15/ Applying Lip Wraps00:20:18

16/ Wafers as Colour Fields00:03:53

17/ Making Wafers00:04:03

18/ Project Outline: Colour Field Wafer Bowl00:20:04

19/ Project Outline: Colour Field Wafer Block00:15:37

20/ Conclusion00:04:36

Student work

aaegalss Upload your work

Your image has been uploaded successfully. Your image(s) will be reviewed and rotated into the student gallery periodically.