Fort Macleod, Alberta (PRWEB) October 11, 2009
As the fifth successful season commences for "Jan Walker's Introduction to Marquetry DVD" (and associated veneer kits) Walker acknowledges the firms that have assisted with the success of "Jan Walker Marquetry" and continue to work hard promoting the teaching method and format.
Walker recognizes the following: Sauers & Company of High Point N.C. for their tireless efforts.
The Woodcraft group and all affiliates.
Lee Valley Tools.
The Australian Woodworker Magazine.
Inlay Product World of Pennsylvania.
Veneer Systems of New York
What's Marquetry?Viewing antique furniture, one may have noticed designs built into the wood - this is marquetry. It also exists in picture form.
Years ago, when Walker discovered marquetry - the art of creating designs using wood veneers - only a few print resources were available to her. She virtually had to teach herself; a hit and miss process she doesn't wish on anyone else!
"I have the urge to share what's been a real source of joy for me," enthuses Fort MacLeod artist Jan Walker. "Marquetry is one of the most satisfying art forms I've learned, but it was also very frustrating at first."
"I feel I've reached a certain level of expertise and wish to pass it on, so I've produced
'Jan Walker's Introduction to Marquetry DVD'. This is a menu organized, 100 minute instructional video, available with a matching Materials Kit, 'Foothills Hiker'. I hope these learning tools will help people gain the confidence they need to create beautiful works of art using wood veneers."
The step-by-step video, superbly produced by Calgary's SKB Videography walks a student through handling veneers, tools and supplies, knife cutting, gluing-up, sanding, finishing and artistic tips. The matching materials kit allows you to cut along with the instructor piece for piece.
Robert Dunn, a freelance writer for woodworking magazines and reviewer of woodworking teaching videos, says, "The images are bright, crystal clear and well chosen. The close ups are perfectly done and clearly illustrate the specific lessons.... Every step is clearly and completely shown. I was really impressed with the quality of the production and ... teaching--it's truly a look over the shoulder of a master at work."
Dave Peck, of Redwood Valley Ca., former editor of 'The American Marquetarian" remarks: "I have seen this DVD...well put together...will be a great resource for those wanting to get started with knife - cut marquetry... or a club may want it for their library."
Master American marquetry artist, Silas Kopf, reviewed the video and had this to say: "if they watched your video, they might say "well let me give it (marquetry) a try...and you've set them on their way to a lifetime of satisfaction. Bravo!"
Media Contact: Jan Walker
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