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Read an interview with Quentin published in The Marquetarian Spring edition 2010 (reproduced with permission) as PDF or on the Marquetry Society website (with the pictures in colour!).

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Quentin Smith - Premier Marquetarian

I was aware of marquetry from an early age, as my father made several pieces in the 1960s - this is his second picture. However it wasn't until my wife bought me a commercial kit in 1987 that I first put knife to veneer.

The newly formed Thurrock Marquetry Group were recruiting for members and I joined them, and the Marquetry Society. I received a great deal of help and encouragement, especially from the late Ernie Maxey and Ron Gibbons. Little did I know then that in 2011 I would end up succeeding Ernie as President of the Society!

In 1995 a job relocation brought me to Staffordshire and I displayed a selection of my work at the local horticultural show. There was sufficient interest to form the Staffordshire Marquetry Group, which I am pleased to say continues to grow and flourish.

Finally, in early 2009 a combination of redundancy and the economic recession proved enough of an incentive to try self-employment making marquetry ... QJS Marquetry was born!

Quentin Smith

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Marquetry Society National and International Exhibition Awards




QJS Marquetry
15 Newport Road, Eccleshall, ST21 6BE
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