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Video Tutorial: Displays Stands & Wall Mounts: Effective, Easy & Economical w/ Bob Leatherbarrow

  • Display Stands & Wall Mounts for Glass Tutorial Trailer w/ Bob Leatherbarrow Display Stands & Wall Mounts for Glass Tutorial Trailer w/ 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.

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• Professionally filmed w/ three camera angles

Skill Level: Beginner



Kiln Size Needed:  None
Equipment/Machinery Needed:  Dremel or rotary tool

Projects Made: Four Display Stands for Glass
     One of the greatest challenges in completing a glass art project is to display it in the best possible way. The display should keep the focus on the glass and be as unobtrusive as possible. It has to be versatile so that it can work for any size or shape of work and apply to both tables and plinths or for mounting on walls. From a practical viewpoint it has to be easy to make using readily available materials and tools, and be very economical to make. This video outlines my creative solutions for making dynamic stands and wall mounts. Using the 4 approaches to making stands outlined in this video I have been able to fulfill all of these requirements for ALL of my sculptures, bowls and wall pieces. Most importantly I now make artwork that accomplishes my vision knowing that I will be able to make the appropriate stand that best displays the finished piece. - B. Leatherbarrow

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Display Stands and Wall Mounts - Full Version01:45:36

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. Introduction00:03:34

2. Integration of Display Design and Art00:04:17

3. Preview of Display Options00:07:04

4. Materials: Simple, Accessible and Economical00:06:51

5. Tools00:03:21

6. Glues00:01:47

7. Preparing the Slate Base for Stands00:08:54

8. Cutting & Shaping Stainless Steel Rod00:11:50

9. Assembling the Slate Base Stand00:08:38

10. Making the Glass Tube Hanger00:12:22

11. Recliner & Coloured Cement Stands00:06:45

12. Ring Stands00:11:02

13. Steel Hangers for Wall Installations00:08:24

14. Magnetic Hangers for Wall Installations00:07:09

15. Review00:03:22

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  1. Affordable unique solution for glass display review by Judy Tobacco on 9/18/2019

    Excellent product! Finally a method of display that does not require welding equipment or industrial machinery. The stands are elegant, and easily adapted to different sizes and shapes to display your work. The provided instructions are easy to follow and well delivered

  2. Solved my biggest problem! review by Lori on 9/15/2019

    I want to thank Bob because the problem of how to display my glasswork has been my biggest hold-back to selling some of my work. I also looked into commercial fabrication of stands and he's right; they want about $100/stand. At this rate, my work becomes to expensive for the average person to buy. I just finished 3 slate stands for my Kate Rocks and will be making several more. They look professional and were kind of fun to make. Easy to follow video and worth every penny of its price! Thanks, Bob!!

  3. great information on displaying your glass art. review by Stacey on 9/8/2019

    This course was really informative giving us lots of options and know how on how to display your glass art, and everything is affordable and accessible. Would definitely recommend this video, thanks

  4. Elegant display stands on a budget! review by Aviva Foster on 9/5/2019

    Bob gives very clear, detailed instructions on making elegant displays for your glass art on a budget (without looking like budget displays!). I liked that the video showed all the steps without fast forwarding through anything. Bob shepherds the viewer through it all. I haven't yet tried making them yet, but I have confidence that I'll be successful thanks to the video. Thanks, Bob, for sharing your secrets!

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