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Pierre Ramond

  • June 21, 2019

Pierre Ramond In 1987 I was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. I wanted to do something special with the money. I contacted the author of a book on marquetry who taught at the celebrated École Boulle in…

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Coffee table

  • June 17, 2019

My first forays into marquetry furniture were modeled on the French Art Nouveau. I used the floral designs that had been jewelry box tops and made bigger panels. Pictures for coffee tables were about four feet long. The table members…

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Wendell Castle game table

  • June 10, 2019

In 1974 I started work for Wendell Castle. The pieces he made were interesting and challenging for me as a relatively inexperienced woodworker. I did a lot of sanding and finishing.... After about a year on the job I was…

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Ziggurat

  • May 31, 2019

It's always a treat to work with sumptuous materials. This chest of drawers was all about the materials. The basic wood is thuya burl. The veneering is interesting because the boxes housing the drawers are all different sizes. Strings of…

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Jewelry boxes

  • April 29, 2019

My first experiences with marquetry was making jewelry boxes. They had simple marquetry pictures for the tops. the boxes themselves were solid woods. I marketed them through the craft show circuit. I had about a dozen floral designs and i…

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