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The Art of the Crackle: Basic, Blending & Beyond w/ Bob Leatherbarrow • Online Video Tutorial • Watch Now

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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.

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Skill Level: Intermediate

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Kiln Size Needed:  Any

Equipment/Machinery Needed:  Grinder

     If you want to take the crackle technique to a whole new level, then this is your video! Why? The basic crackle technique provides beautiful textures but that is only half the story. Add a painterly colour palette of custom blended powders and design elements such as veining and replacement textures to propel the crackle technique from basic to cutting edge. The video starts with a review of the basic crackle technique. From there you will learn how to achieve a painterly effect within the crackle texture by layering coloured powders, either as pure colours straight from the jar or as custom blended colours. To finish off the piece you will learn how to precisely add coloured veins and replacement textures. The final result is a crackle piece like never before!

The techniques for blending powders, veining, and replacement textures are not included in any of my e-books. I’ve always wanted to share this information and the opportunity to demonstrate it through a professional video is definitely the best approach. Seven PDF Firing schedules are included.  Come learn with me!
 
Cheers,
 
Bob
 
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Lessons

The Art of The Crackle w/ Bob Leatherbarrow - Full Version03:05:40

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. Introduction00:07:07

2. Tools & Safety00:03:07

3. Water to Powder Ratio00:02:16

4. Basic Crackle00:43:05

5. Crackle Firing Lecture00:05:43

6. Post Firing Observations00:02:11

7. Cleaning & Coldworking00:06:58

8. Slumping00:06:39

9. Blending Exercise00:15:27

10. Blending Results00:06:43

11. Chauvet00:06:19

12. Blending Strategies00:11:50

13. Blended Blue Bowl Project00:31:05

14. Pre-Blended Bowl Project00:08:13

15. Veins & Replacement Textures00:28:11

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Reviews

  1. excellent teaching product review by Judy Tobacco on 9/18/2019
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    Excellent product! Bob is a master teacher who combines excellent instructions with thoughtful progressions and projects. Easy to follow and after a few mini trials I was able to reproduce this awesome effect. I also enjoyed the different levels of this technique -great for both beginners and experts.

  2. Bob Leatherborrow is amazing! review by Lisa Ciancio on 9/18/2019
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    I highly recommend that you purchase this video and all of his subsequent videos and books. He is the consummate, well skilled teacher. The nice thing is that if you purchase this video and maybe don't understand something, he is very available by email and FB Messages. He has helped me numerous times and been very helpful. By the time you are finished making a bowl or using his process, you'll be amazed at how much higher you can charge and how to make things presentable. He also wrote "A Day at the Office" which is one of my favorites when trying to understand firing schedules and what the ramping, annealing and other terms we see, mean. Don't hesitate. You won't be disappointed,.

  3. Bob Leatherborrow is amazing! review by Lisa Ciancio on 9/18/2019
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    I highly recommend that you purchase this video and all of his subsequent videos and books. He is the consummate, well skilled teacher. The nice thing is that if you purchase this video and maybe don't understand something, he is very available by email and FB Messages. He has helped me numerous times and been very helpful. By the time you are finished making a bowl or using his process, you'll be amazed at how much higher you can charge and how to make things presentable. He also wrote "A Day at the Office" which is one of my favorites when trying to understand firing schedules and what the ramping, annealing and other terms we see, mean. Don't hesitate. You won't be disappointed,.

  4. A fabulous addition to his books! review by Lindsay Blankenship on 1/13/2019
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    I discovered Bob’s book several years ago and purchased all of them. His instructions are clear and easy to follow. I am so glad that now he has a video tutorial. It really brings his books to life.

  5. Wonderful technique! review by Cheryl Bourguignon on 1/13/2019
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    I have Bob's intro book but this expands my knowledge well beyond the book. It's fun to see Bob in the video after studying his book and loving all the creations that he has made. His instructions are clear and easy to follow. I feel that I can be successful with this technique after watching Bob's video.

  6. Great instructor! review by LLD on 1/9/2019
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    I love Bob's explanation of the entire process - not just the what but the 'why' as well. Very educational and LOVE the designs as well.

  7. Straight from the horses mouth figuritive speaking review by Terri Theresa Fiertner on 1/9/2019
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    I have taken a class for Bobs technique but not with Bob. The class was awesome and I have all of his books. However I also wanted something I could go back to watch to refresh my memory or answer some questions. Im a visual learner so this video does that for me. Its also good to see the techniques straight from the source.

  8. Fantastic review by Kent Allen on 1/8/2019
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    This video brings the downloaded books to life. Thanks for taking the time to put it together.

  9. I love working with frits and this one opened my mind to all kinds of adventures in glass review by SHANNON sHEPHERD on 1/8/2019
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    I have all of Bob Leatherbarrow’s books. They knowledgeable and the video helped me understand all about frit and water is such a joy to learn from the master. I enjoyed the video.

  10. Great instructions! review by Roejean Goodwin on 1/8/2019
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    Excellent class! Bob teaches us step by step and provides the 'why' in an easy to understand manner. I am able to take Bob's crackle technique in lots of directions with lots of projects!

  11. It was a joy to see in video review by Thomas Suter Tom's Foolery on 10/22/2018
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    I have three of Bobs Books and they are great but it was so much better to see Bob in the video doing the work. It is easy to pass something up in writing and not now it and have to go read it over again and again sometimes. I really wish he do more videos doing a project all the way through.

  12. Total Awesomeness! review by Kitty A Sexton on 10/9/2018
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    This video is packed full of great information and instruction. The directions are so clear and concise. Bob makes it very easy to understand the technique and the video is excellent quality. I really enjoyed it and learned a lot.

  13. The Wait Is Over! review by Lisa S. on 10/6/2018
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    Bob is such a great teacher....this video is a great complement to his books sold on AAE. Would highly recommend for anyone that wants to stretch their limits with powder!

  14. Exceptional artist review by Phyllis Crawley on 9/29/2018
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    I am just as impressed with Bob’s video as I was when at his studio. When I was at the studio, it was sometimes difficult for me to keep on track and catch up. I am so thankful that he and AAE got together and made this great video. I can stop and start as I need to! Thank you all. He is a wonderful teacher and a fine artist.

  15. Amazing Video review by Kristin Quarton on 9/29/2018
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    I love that he did this! After reading just about all of his ebooks, the video brought it all together for me. Seeing it done makes so much more sense to me. I still will use the books as a quick reference, but this is my go to if I need to watch it being done. the nuances and new material make this a valuable video.

  16. Gorgeous technique review by Carol Curry on 9/27/2018
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    I bought Bob’s books and was thrilled when the video came out. Powerfull instructional tools.

  17. Wonderful Video review by Sheryl on 9/26/2018
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    I have several of Bob Leatherbarrow’s books. So happy to learn so much from his video. I can't wait to try his techniques .

  18. Brings his e-books to life! review by Marian Pyron on 9/26/2018
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    I learn by doing and having this video to watch as I did each step was a huge help after reading all of his e-books. It helped clarify the water to powder ratio and made my work more successful.

  19. Great value excellent instruction review by Carolyn Kohler on 9/26/2018
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    With so much information packaged into one instructional video, it is easy to see the value. This technique is versatile and easily incorporated into a wide variety of projects. Well taught and easy to follow instructions, the video flows smoothly from one step to the next.
    It is fun to learn a new process and to have new offerings at shows! Thanks so much for making this available.

  20. As usual.....Bob does not disappoint review by Elisabeth Miller on 9/26/2018
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    Having taken a class from Bob, I was very interested in how this would inform my art. I found the information well put together and it reminded me of a few things I had forgotten. Never again as I have this video to watch. Love it

  21. Must have technique for any glass artist!! review by Amanda Buzek on 9/23/2018
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    I was so excited to know AAE was making a video with Bob Leatherbarrow and I was not disappointed! Every glass artist should have this technique in their repertoire. The possibilities with this technique are endless and the supplies are minimal. I promise you will love this video!

  22. Brilliant! review by Sue Palmer-Simmons on 9/23/2018
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    I have the books but it really helps to listen to Bob. Great technique!

  23. The crackle techniques fully explained review by Marsha on 9/23/2018
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    Bob knows crackle! I have his books and loved them but it’s just something about watching a Glass Master. You learn so much!

  24. a must for all glass people review by pau davisl on 9/20/2018
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    A real down to earth experience. Bob has refined his crackle technique and then he passionately shares in this video. A great system to have for a glass artist.

  25. Almost as good as a trip th Salt Springs review by DIANNE VdC on 9/20/2018
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    I bought all of Bob Leatherbarrow’s books. They are packed full of knowledge but this video really made things fall into place for me. It is such a joy to learn from the master. This video is superb. I really hope there will be more.

  26. EXCELLENT!!! review by Tyrone Powell on 9/20/2018
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    I loved this one!!! Bob does a great job in explaining the technique of Crackle!!! I have been wanting to try this technique for years!!! A must for your collection!!!

  27. Spectacular review by Donna Pullman on 9/19/2018
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    I throughly enjoyed this video as it expanded my experience in working with this technique. I highly recommended this for all who have an interest in exploring new horizons

  28. Excellent job review by Clint Schradre on 9/19/2018
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    His understanding of the process and the implementation of the procedures were excellent. Explained everything very well. The only thing I wish there was more printed instruction as to the procedure, layout, timing etc so as to review quickly.

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