Boullework Marquetry Workshop

Boullework is the method of composing either pictorial or filigree marquetry employing metal sheet, usually brass, pewter or copper, with veneers of tortoiseshell. Tortoiseshell is now a proscribed material after the CITES Treaty of 1975. Instead we will make our own “tordonshell,” a convincing artificial material I invented for just this purpose, to make a pair of small marquetry panels, one the negative of the other.  Some projects may instead use ivory planks for either the metal sheet or the tortoiseshell.

This three-day workshop will be limited to six participants, with a registration of $375.

Contact me to register.