This video program teaches the art of creating life sized eagle feathers in three-dimension. Included are techniques for tooling, veining, quelling, creating a feather edge and how to color the feather. It also includes how to display the feathers for a fantastic Southwest look.
About the Artist
Robb Barr was born in northern Minnesota in 1950. He is part Sioux Indian and had a love of leather art and wildlife at an early age.
Robb started working with leather in 1976. Most of the early years were spent reading books and learning, mostly by trial and error. In the late 1980's and 1990's was a learning period that was inspiring. Robb says, "I was very lucky to have taken classes and/or worked with artists like Paul Burnett, Robert Beard and many others around the world. Over the years I have developed my own style of leather art but it is all due to the sharing of knowledge from others that I have learned the most."
Teaching the techniques used in his style of leather art has taken Robb around the world to conduct workshops and seminars. Barr has exhibited his work throughout the world and has written several instruction articles for the leathercraft industry. He also has published a book of designs and several pattern packs with drawings of wildlife and Native American people.
Robb Barr passed on to the great leather artist in the sky in March of 2002.