Tony, our chairman, talked to me about some of the marquetry that he has completed over the years. We do a display at the Craft Market most years to show our works to the local community and to see if we can get any new members.
Brian sorts through our extensive store of veneers for marquetry.
Over the years we have accumulated a mountain of veneers, and now we can't get to all of it. This looks brutal, but we have boxes and draws full of unsorted stock. Donations from previous members and generally people donating veneers for marquetry to us has led us to take this exceptional action.
Harrow marquetry Group has now been running for 40 years
Membership has been up and down and at the moment its down!
So we need new members. Any ideas on how to get the members will be greatly apprised. Word of mouth works, but with all the new social media surely we should be able to get new members.
At the Harrow Marquetry Group, we had our first competition of 2018. Six of the members made a picture based on a subject that was given to them in a black and white format. The only restrictions the member had was don't change the size and content. Each member has full use of all the veneers that are in the group's stores. Also, they can use anything they may have at hand. Interpreting the picture and translating into marquetry is what this marquetry competition is all abou
Janet loves doing applied works and miniatures. She mainly workes at the weakly workshops at Hatch End. Her progress is quite quick considering she only puts in 2 hours a week. Verry artistic and creative work. This is the picture she is using as her inspiration Her progress to date. We will keep an eye open for this at the next competition.