Marquetry Workshop

Presented by Peter Young
Marquetry is the art of making pictures with wood or veneer. In this two day course you will learn the basics of the double bevel cutting method which we will use to make two sample pictures. On day 1 we will make a leaf picture to introduce you to handling and cutting veneer, using hot sand shading to provide contrast, methods for gluing veneer to a substrate and finishing methods. On day 2 we will make a flower picture, introducing additional techniques and the use of coloured veneers.

This is a excellent opportunity to learn the double bevel marquetry system with acclaimed Australian furniture maker Peter Young.

Peter Young

$660 (2020) (Inclusive of GST)
Includes timber veneers and substrate, timber to create box, all specialist tools and equipment

Fri 6th & Sat 7th March 2020
9am to 4pm

2 days

Suitable for all levels, no previous experience required!

Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking.
14 Cottage St, Blackburn

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About the Instructor: Peter Young

Peter is a former research scientist who has been designing and making furniture for the past 20 years after retraining at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Maine. He is a regular Instructor in the one year fine woodworking program at Sturt School for Wood and also 5 day workshops on a variety of woodworking topics. Peter makes extensive use of veneering techniques in his designs, including marquetry and parquetry and regularly teaches these techniques in 2-5 day workshops. He is an Accredited Member of Studio Woodworkers Australia.