Including UK VAT*

Concept to Creation: Project Planning with Bob Leatherbarrow

Please note: This seminar is a repeat of the seminar run by Bob in May 2021. It is being run again at the request of customers who missed the opportunity to purchase a place last time. Please do not purchase a place if you attended last year, any refund requests will be processed in alignment with our usual refund policy.

During this seminar, renowned glass artist Bob Leatherbarrow will take you through his personal approach to planning and creating his artwork. 

Seminar Outline by Bob Leatherbarrow:

As artists, we are commonly asked questions: “What’s this all about?” In this lecture, I will guide you through my approach to planning and creating glass art. 

I start with envisioning “why” I make a piece, then plan “how” to create it and finish with “what” it will look like. I manage each step along the way, from defining and refining a vision, through testing a method, executing the artwork, and reviewing the results. 

Using several finished pieces as examples, I will show you how I document ideas, build models, test materials and techniques using a science-based approach, develop, and finally, create my art. This approach is very effective for planning, developing and creating new work and for knowing the answer to the age-old question: “What’s this all about?”

You can view more of Bob's work here: www.leatherbarrowglass.com

Session Time

  • Wednesday 31st August - 5:30 PM-7 PM UK time (1.5 hours)

How it Works: 

  • The seminar is one Live Online session. It will not be available as recorded content to view at a later date.
  • Each of our seminars is a standalone session; you do not need to have attended any previous seminars
  • A week before the seminar, you will be granted access to the Zoom link within this learning platform. 
  • During the seminar, you will be able to ask questions via the 'Chat' messaging facility. There will be time in the end for an open discussion. A member of the Warm Glass team will be online to help facilitate the seminar.

What to Prepare

  • You will need a computer, tablet or phone with a camera and microphone in order to join the online classroom. If you are unfamiliar with using Zoom then please take some time to look at our guide, available in the navigation panel. 
  • You should have a reliable internet connection, fast enough to make video calls or stream videos
  • Please read the Student Participation Agreement
  • A pen and paper if you wish to take any notes. 
  • We restrict the participant number to 40 people


We are committed to maintaining a respectful community where all our students can learn and develop their full potential, within a safe environment.

If you have a disability or any specific requirements, please do not hesitate to contact us prior to your lesson so we can accommodate you.

*Price excluding VAT is £18.75. The correct tax will be calculated at checkout based on your location.

There are 40 places available for this seminar. Our courses regularly reach that limit and so we advise booking a place at the earliest opportunity to avoid any disappointment. 

Cancellations up to 2 weeks before the course receive a 90% refund, after that date, a 50% refund will be given up to one week prior to the course, no refund is given for cancellations after this time. In order to keep class costs low for all, we make no exceptions to this policy. In order to cancel your place on the course please contact info@glass-school.co.uk 

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Welcome

    • Course Overview

    • Student Participation Agreement - THIS NEEDS TO BE AGREED TO CONTINUE

    • A Guide to Zoom and the Live Session

    • All Set for the Seminar!

  2. 2
    • Live Online Seminar: Zoom Link - Wednesday 31st August 5:30PM-7PM UK Time

  3. 3
    • Thank You for Joining Us

    • Give us your feedback

Bob Leatherbarrow

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 has been a popular guest instructor on both the national and international kilnformed glass scenes.

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