The Art of Marquetry with Matthew Werner (9/9/13 – 9/13/13)
Create designs in wood! Marquetry is the art of creating imagery by
cutting and fitting thin pieces of wood together. These designs are then
veneered to a solid core to be used in making furniture or decorative
This will be a 5-day class. No prior experience with marquetry is necessary, although students should be familiar with basic woodworking techniques. Through lectures, demonstrations and hands-on practice, students will learn marquetry techniques, and be able to practice them by creating a small project. Our focus will be on the double-bevel technique using resawn veneers. This class is an opportunity to explore an ancient art form that has many contemporary applications.
Matthew Werner studied Fine Woodworking at the College of the Redwoods
with Jim Krenov. He has worked full-time as a furniture-maker and designer
for over a decade, after leaving a prior career in the natural sciences.
His specialty is marquetry inspired by nature.