Bob Leatherbarrow established Leatherbarrow Glass Studio in Calgary 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 kilnformed 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 his studio to Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, where he now makes glass art and writes e-books on his signature techniques. Bob also has been a popular guest instructor on both the national and international kilnformed glass scenes.