Impression Wafers: Printing with Powders Online Video Tutorial with Bob Leatherbarrow • Watch Now

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Bob Leatherbarrow

Bob Leatherbarrow


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Bob Leatherbarrow established Leatherbarrow Glass Studio in 1988 and has created original kilnformed glass ever since. Known for his innovative styles, techniques, and designs, Bob has taken an experimental approach to developing unique textures and colour palettes using glass powders. His glass bowls and sculptures explore the subtle hues and delicate beauty of naturally occurring textures and encourage the viewer to ponder their origin. In 2008 Bob moved to Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, where he continues to make glass art and write e-books on his signature techniques. Bob has also been a popular instructor on both the national and international kilnformed glass scenes and has recently shared many of his techniques through the comprehensive AAE video class program.


The AAE video,  “Impression Wafers: Printing with Powders” featuring Bob Leatherbarrow, demonstrates a simple, new process for making thin, detailed design elements in powder. A type of powder wafer, these are perfect for using as design components in projects. For artists interested in printing techniques for kilnformed processes, impression wafers are a great addition to your repertoire. 


There are two steps to creating impression wafers: making the design and applying colours. In Step 1, you will learn how to create and shape an embossed pattern using existing texture mats or your own pattern on a flexible mat. In Step 2 you will learn to hand colour the wafer using glass powders, enamels, micas or other surface treatments so that each piece is unique.

The video outlines easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and firing schedules for creating a range of effects and for firing completed wafers onto glass sheets to ensure crisp outlines in a project. As an added bonus, instructions are given for making a gallery quality sushi dish that incorporates one of your completed impression wafers.

Take your printing with powders to a whole new level!


Private Facebook Group: A private student group has been created on Facebook entitled: “AAE Glass & Bob Leatherbarrow Student Group - Impression Wafers” You can search the name and request entry or copy and past this link Please allow up to 72 hours for your request to be approved. If you are not approved in 72 hours, please e-mail with your name or order number.


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Impression Wafers: Printing with Powders - Full Version02:05:01

This video can be watched in your library by full version or chapter selection. Handouts and firing schedules can be downloaded and found in your library next to the "watch now" button.

1. Intro & Texture Mat Introduction00:14:11

2. Coldworking the Wafer00:03:36

3. Adding Color to the Wafer00:07:38

4. Tack Fusing the Wafer to Glass00:02:17

5. Impression Wafers from Linocut Blocks: Preparing the Image00:04:34

6. Carving the Linocut Image00:05:51

7. Embossing Linocut Pattern onto Powder00:02:49

8. Carving the Wafer00:15:51

9. Fish Project: First Color Application00:06:34

10. Fish Project: 2nd Color Application00:06:08

11. Firing Variations00:03:25

12. Glass-Glo, Mica & Enamels00:03:15

13. Color Discussion00:09:58

14. Tack Fusing Wafer to Sheet Glass and Sandblasting Excess Powder00:07:13

15. Sgrafitto00:04:42

16. Sushi Dish Construction00:11:04

17. Slumping into Thin Air00:03:52

18. Sushi Dish Feet00:04:29

19. Quick Step Review00:07:09

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