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Introduction to marquetry five day intensive with John Cross, at The School of Stuff in East London

Introduction to marquetry five day intensive with John Cross, at The School of Stuff in East London

Duration: Five days

Price: £485

Book with: Amanda Girling-Budd
at The School of Stuff

B003, Lighthouse Studios 73-75
Shacklewell Lane
London
Greater London
E8 2EB

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About the Course

Marquetry is the traditional craft of making pictures out of thin slices of timber veneer, or, more poetically, painting with wood. The technique was developed in the late seventeenth century in Europe and was brought to England by Huguenot craftsmen. It was, and still is, used to make highly decorative surfaces on tables, cabinets and chests.
Your tutor for this week’s masterclass is John Cross, a highly experienced furniture conservator, with a wealth of experience in making and restoring marquetry using hand techniques.
In this five day intensive course students will learn the traditional marquetry techniques of designing with timber, selecting and cutting veneers, assembling and gluing the cut pieces, and finishing a piece.
In the first two days students will create a sample panel using simple shaped veneers, and for the second project of the week, students can choose either to restore damaged marquetry and veneer on a piece of furniture, or build a more complex picture using cut and shaped veneers.
Suitable for beginners. Maximum of 6 students. Teaching hours are 10.00 am to 4.00 pm, Monday to Friday.

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What's included in the price?

Tools and materials are included in the course fee.



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Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


  • Accessible by public transport
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups