AAE Glass offers step-by-step online video tutorials for purchase, for any skill level, taught by the best in glass. Bob and his signature kilnformed glass powder techniques are presently featured in two online video tutorials at the AAE Glass Education Centre, with two more in the works.

Currently available and described in more detail below:

  1. The Art of the Crackle: Basic, Blending & Beyond

  2. Impression Wafers: Printing with Powders 

There are several advantages to “learning by video” at AAE Glass Education Center:

  • they are available for watching 24/7

  • they do not expire

  • handouts & firing schedules are included

  • you can watch them on any device

  • they are professionally filmed w/ three camera angles

  1. The Art of the Crackle: Basic, Blending & Beyond

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.  

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2. Impression Wafers: Printing with Powders 

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!

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