Quentin Smith

Marquetry practitioner

Based in
Eccleshall, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Also teaches in elsewhere by agreement, Staffordshire and surrounding areas
Quentin Smith | Marquetry practitioner

Rates: £20 ph + travelling expenses


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My name is Quentin Smith and I have been practising marquetry and parquetry for well over 20 years. My work has been exhibited, and received numerous awards, at the Marquetry Society's National Exhibitions. Since 1994 I have been eligible to exhibit in the highest "premier" class and I have served on the judging panel on three occasions. I have contributed a range of articles to the Marquetry Society's magagine "The Marquetarian" and in 2011, three articles to Furniture & Cabinetmaking magazine.

Since mid-2009 I have been self-employed, undertaking private and commercial marquetry commissions. I offer private tuition (at a mutually agreed venue) and I am willing to run workshops or courses for interested groups.

My Marquetry Society National Exhibition awards include:
1993 - H.Pedder Trophy for best portraiture
2002 - Ron Gibbons Trophy for best miniature in show
2007 - Jack Byrne Trophy for best parquetry in show
2007 - Ron Page Trophy for best miniature applied work in show
2008 - Jack Byrne Trophy for best parquetry in show
2008 - Ron Page Trophy for best miniature applied work in show
2009 - Jack Byrne Trophy for best parquetry in show
2009 - Artistic Meric Cup for most artistic exhibit
2011 - Ron Page Trophy for best miniature applied work in show
2012 - Ron Gibbons Trophy for best miniature in show

Group Classes

Introduction to Marquetry

Introduction to pictorial marquetry by the "window" method. Course fee includes materials, documentation, tuition and refreshments (excluding lunch)

Please contact me directly if you are interested in taking this course.

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class
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, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Making Marquetry Jewellery

Suitable for complete beginners.

Students will learn basic knife-cutting while cutting a simple design for a pendant or key-fob. Most will also have time to start work on a second design for another pendant or key-fob, or a pair of earrings. Pressing, sanding and polishing will be discussed, but are unlikely to be completed in the time available.

Please contact me directly if you are interested in taking this course.

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class
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Eccleshall
Location: 
, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Parquetry Patterns 1 & 2

Suitable for complete beginners, but more suited to those with some experience.

Students will learn basic parquetry (geometric marquetry) techniques while cutting designs for either coasters, cribbage board or pen box.

Course 1 covers simpler designs including checkerboard, diamonds and closed basket-weave.

Course 2 covers more advanced designs including open basket-weave and Louis-cube (tumbling block)

Please contact me directly if you are interested in taking either of these courses.

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class
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to be advised
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, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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Further Marquetry Techniques (residential)

Suitable for those with some experience, such as having taken on of the 'Introduction to Marquetry', 'Introduction to Parquetry' or 'Making Marquetry Jewellery' courses

Students will learn more advanced marquetry techniques including sand-shading, hot-air shading, fine-line detailing, fragmentation, etc.

Please contact me directly if you are interested in taking this course.

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Eccleshall
Location: 
, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Experience

President of the Marquetry Society

I am proud to have been asked to serve the Marquetry Society as its President in its Diamond Jubilee year.

Dates: 
Aug 2011

Founder - Staffordshire Marquetry Group

I exhibited some of my work at the Eccleshall Show. Enough people were interested and we formed a small group. That has continued to grow and now has around 35 members. The Group hosted the Marquetry Society's National Exhibitions in 1999 and 2008 and won the Society Group Shield for most points at the National Exhibition in 2008 and 2011.

Dates: 
Oct 1995

Educational history

B.Sc.(Hons). Applied Biology

Dates: 
September, 1972 - June, 1976
Institution: 
University of Bath
Yup! Applied biology, specialising in microbiology ... but you can't hold that against me!

Services

Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.


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