Stage II

Piece by Piece

This class introduces the student to the most advanced method of marquetry, developed by the french marquetry craftsman during the 18th century.  Cutting the elements of the design separately from the background veneers allows for a minimum of waste and a maximum of production. The great advantage of this technique is the ability to cut from 8 to 12 copies at the same time, each identical to the other. In addition, the student will be taught how to use hot sand to create the traditional shading creating a dramatic effect to the composition.  All tools and materials are provided.