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QJS Marquetry
Beautiful and unique bespoke marquetry


A selection of quotes from clients and others about our work ...


"Thank you for your tuition last week, we both thoroughly enjoyed it. There were some real gems of information included that will help us to push our work forward and you clearly have a huge passion for the subject."

Head Cabinetmaker & Technical Tutor, Fine Woodworking School, Devon

"I’ll be in touch if we have future projects. Thank you for being so easy to work with."

MD of high quality cabinet makers, Cumbria

"It [a table top] arrived yesterday and looks great."

MD of fine furniture company, Cumbria

"It was a pleasure to meet you! Thank you for sharing your art with us. We shall see what happens next!"

On-line tuition student, USA

"I just wanted to say that I received them today [custom inlays] and they look fantastic ... as always!"

Repeat client, Luxembourg

"Thank you so much again for the tuition! It was amazing, I learnt so much. I have started to continue on my kingfisher (will be completed today) and if I get a chance I'm going to start on some parquetry too."

1-to-1 Tuition Student, Kent

"The workshop was just brilliant. The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly, conducive to learning ... I had trouble learning to keep the knife at 90° but the tutor was patient and caring enough to keep reminding me so I could learn the feel of the correct position/technique. Thank you."

Student on a QJS-tutored course at Dovetail Woodworking

"All received, it's beautiful, we are one game apiece already!"

Private Client, Cornwall

"Inlay received safely, thank you. It looks great. "

Private Client, Oxfordshire

"Just a quick note to thank you for yesterday's session. Well set up so it was easy to see what you were doing. Now to put it into practice!..."

On-line Tuition Student

"It [custom inlay] arrived safely this morning and is just perfect."

Private Client, Oxfordshire

"I got the [bird lay-ons] this morning and I am extremely happy with them! Frankly, they exceeded my expectations! My wife was almost speechless. Thanks SO much!"

Private Client, Ohio, USA

"Kit arrived today. I look forward to working on [it] and seeing the outcome. Many thanks for your excellent service."

Kit purchaser, Essex

"Safely received and we are delighted with it! It is really rather lovely. Thank you so much!!"

Private Client, Oxfordshire

"The board has arrived and it is gorgeous! He loves it!!! Thank you so much!"

Private Client, San Diego, USA

"I received the logos today. Thank you. They're perfect."

Furniture-maker, Staffordshire

"I received the humming bird motif today, it is superb and will embellish my box beautifully. Thank you."

Private client, Wirral

"I just wanted to let you know that the panels arrived today and they look brilliant, as usual."

Repeat client, Luxembourg

"Thanks very much for your work, it’s fantastic, really pleased with it!"

Private client, Lancashire

"[Uckers Board] arrived today safe and sound. Many thanks great work yet again."

Repeat client, Australian Navy

"I received the inlays today and just wanted to say thanks ... they look really great!"

Private client, Luxembourg

"Thank you so much for your great speedy customer service. I wish everyone was a good as you."

Kit purchaser, Gloucestershire

"Many thanks for the lovely logo - beautifully done and exactly what I wanted."

Private client, Gloucestershire

"My husband absolutely loved the gift and called it his treasure box. Once again, thank you for an excellent work."

Private client, London

"Received pictures this morning, over the moon with them. Thanks very much for all your help and speedy work. I have several ideas what to mount them on, they are both going on presents. Again many thanks."

Private client, Isle of Wight

"Home now, thank you for a fabulous morning. I learned so much in such a short time, I’m very happy indeed.
You have given me lots to think about but most importantly I’m really enthused and ready to get cracking."

Private tuition student, Hertfordshire

"Your product is far better than the previous kits I've had."

Kit purchaser, Cleveland

"Thanks for your excellent teaching this week it was very well received by the students."

Peter Sefton Furniture School, Worcestershire

"You certainly put a lot of thought and work into your drawings and instructions. Far easier to get to grips with than the old commercial kits."

Peter White, President, The Marquetry Society.

"I just want to thank you so much for the beautifully crafted hummingbird egg box. It is absolutely gorgeous and we are both delighted with it."

Private client, Staffordshire

"Thanks again for the lovely marquetry!"

Professional Furniture-Maker, Derbyshire

"The Uckers board arrived today. An excellent piece of work ... thanks very much."

Private client, Australian Navy

"The box has arrived safely and I am absolutely delighted with it, thank you so much."

Private client, Essex

"Quite stunning work, I am so pleased."

Private client, Nottinghamshire

"The students really enjoyed Monday and they have produced some great work, well done!"

Peter Sefton Furniture School, Worcestershire

"Thanks, arrived today, looks very nice."

Ready-Made Inlay Purchaser, Lincolnshire

"I have the board and I'm absolutely delighted with it. I am so grateful for your encouragement to customise it - you really surpassed my expectations and you were great in helping me work out the options. I'm so pleased with it and know some of my colleagues will be envious! I'll be sure to forward your details should anyone else be interested..."

Retired Naval Officer, London

"Craft kit and knife arrived today, really pleased with both. Thank you very much for your prompt and courteous service."

Kit Purchaser, Hertfordshire

"Your package arrived in good order today. The workmanship is spectacular! Even better than the photos."

Private Client, USA

"Your feedback and prompt dispatch is second-to-none and greatly appreciated. Look forward to doing more business with you."

Kit Purchaser, Hertfordshire

"Thank you for paying attention and your service. I don’t get much of that any more."

Private Client, USA

"All received and it (customised game board) is absolutely gorgeous, thank you!"

Private Client, Devon

"I have been in the Navy for sixteen and a half years and Uckers is a game that means a lot to us sailors, we love our traditions and Uckers is one of the most loved of these traditions. The board that you have made is the most elegant board I have ever seen and it is a sincere honour to be its recipient. It makes me happy that there are people with your skills as an antidote to the low quality, mass manufactured world we now live in. Please rest assured that your work will have pride of place in my house for years to come."

Recipient of customised game board (above), Devon

"The parcel arrived today. Thanks for your prompt responses and great service."

Kit Purchaser, Cambridge

"I’ll certainly pass your details around amongst others I know who may need marquetry services at some point, and thank you for your attention to detail, it’s been a pleasure doing business with you."

Private Client, Somerset

" ... absolutely perfect! I am so pleased with the result. Thank you again. Your work is so professional."

Private Client, Devon

"Just received the panel and it looks fantastic – thank you very much."

Private Client, Humberside

"The [pen] box has arrived today and I absolutely love it. Thank you so much."

Private Client, Staffordshire

"I was so thrilled when the postman knocked at the door and asked me to sign for the package from you. My heart was just pounding as my husband and I opened the folder and saw first hand the marvellous work of art you so lovingly created."

Private Client, USA

"Most enjoyable day - strongly recommended." "Really enjoyable day, thank you." "Good day."

WI Jewellery Workshop Participants, Staffordshire

"Thank you so much, it was a lovely course, they all really enjoyed it and their work was great."

Tracey Bell, The Old Kennels, Devon

"I just thought I would contact you to say how much I enjoyed your demonstration last night. I almost wish I had taken up marquetry rather than turning, but the offcuts would not be much use in fuelling the wood-burner!"

Woodturning Group member, Herefordshire

"I am very impressed with both your efficiency and the excellent quality of the inlays. I shall be buying more in the future."

Private Client, Norfolk

"Fantastic service Quentin! Many many thanks - I shall shop with you again."

Private Client, Chile

"Your work is very clean and neat!! Well done sir."

Ian Hawthorne, Professional Box-Maker, County Antrim

"Thanks very much for the very interesting talk which you did at our WI the other day. I've had some good feedback from members."

Womens' Institute, Staffordshire

"Best course I have been on - waited 30 years for someone to teach me marquetry. It was worth the wait."

Beginners' Course participant, Warwickshire

"QJS Marquetry was there and a very talented chap he was."

Bury St.Edmunds Woodturners, describing the Woodworks@Daventry Show

"Thank you! [The hummingbird kit] arrived yesterday and he's thrilled."

Private Client, Somerset

"[The students] were very impressed just how quick and accurate you are with the knife. Skill, practice and confidence - thanks for a great day."

Peter Sefton Furniture School, Worcestershire

"Thank you for the two two logos which turned up early last week. I am amazed at their accuracy."

Private Client, Gloucestershire

"The initials arrived safely today. Absolutely perfect for me! I just hope that my work can do it justice. "

Private Client, Devon

"Thank you for building our wonderful website."

Christmas greeting from Commercial Web Client, Stoke-on-Trent

"Inlays arrived safely, they look splendid"

Private Client, Cambridgeshire

"The inlays have just arrived and I'm so pleased with them."

Private Client, North Wales

"Please find enclosed payment for my order. How refreshing to receive such prompt and quality service."

Professional Woodturner, Anglesey

"A wonderful piece of art work and very skilful."

Private Client, Lincolnshire

"The pieces have come and all look superb. Thank you ever so much – I really do appreciate your help."

Private Client, Leicestershire

"Expertly hand-cut marquetry."

Rhythm Magazine (May 2013, page 98)

"Inlay arrived today in perfect condition. The piece is wonderful. I am looking forward to placing into the dresser top that I am building next month."

Private Client, USA

"It's arrived! [custom wedding box] It looks beautiful, thank you so much!!"

Private Client, Australia

"Wow - Just wanted to say what an amazing job, and what brilliant service. It [custom inlay] arrived this morning and it's perfect, just what was in my mind's eye. Many, many thanks."

Private Client, Surrey

"Have received pen box and think it looks fantastic. I'm sure my brother will love it. Thank you so much."

Private Client, Birmingham

"Just to say the inserts arrived today and have been put into the coasters proper. They are brilliant; my husband is as impressed as I. Fantastic service, too."

Private Client, Lancashire

"[my husband] loved the detail you've included and the personalisation you added for us. The quality is amazing. [He's] taken your details back to [work] with him to see if he can drum up some more orders for you. He thinks that when others see the quality, they are bound to be impressed too."

Private Client, Hampshire

"Had some salmon 'flies' made by Quentin at QJS marquetry and would just like to say how helpful and obliging he was, nothing was too much trouble, spoke to him on the phone and he obviously loves what he does."

Private Client, Lincolnshire

"Thank you so much for such an informative and enjoyable demonstration. We shall look at wood in a whole new light."

Women's Institute, Staffordshire

"Received the uckers board today and I am over the moon with the final product. It looked good in the photos but in person it looks so much better. Thanks again for the great work."

Private client, Aberdeen

"[embellishments] Arrived today. Really impressed, will be using them in the very near future."

Private client, Hertfordshire

"Just to let you know I have Charlie's portrait, got it this morning, and I love it.

Thank you very much, it will go in pride of place on the wall. You did a wonderful job."

Private client, Warwickshire

"It's brilliant and looks great on the guitar, it blends in perfectly with the other colours. I really can't say how thrilled I am with it and how grateful I am for your work."

Private client, Warwickshire

"The box is amazing ... you produced the perfect box ... thank you very much"

Private client, West Midlands

"Marquetry is a much overlooked craft by designers in commercial interior design. In the right hands it can produce a suitable effect ... so we find it encouraging to discover QJS Marquetry's reception desk incorporating designs by Leeds based artist Alan Pergusey"

Reception Desk World

"The children really liked their pen boxes, thank you."

Private client, Cheshire

"Thanks for your efforts on the Anniversary Box - it has become a treasured piece."

Private client, Wales

"How CLEVER are you? The pictures of our girls are incredible. Thank you very much it must have taken all of your patience!"

Recipient of a gift from a private client, Staffordshire

"QJS Marquetry created the perfect gift for my husband. Using the design from our wedding Quentin created a bespoke cufflink box. My husband is delighted and the box is something he will treasure always."

"It was a real pleasure being kept in the loop as the box came together."

Private Client, London

"I was really pleased with the design and the finish on the box is lovely. Thank you so much. I think it will make a unique and personal Christmas present for my husband. Thanks again for all the work that went into it."

Private Client, Dorset

"... another fantastic piece of art. The kids at the group thought it was 'cool - ace'. So that's praise indeed."

Private Client, Lincolnshire

"Thank you for the picture of Flip, it took my breath away when I received it on Christmas day."

"It is a truly stunning piece of work, you must have the patience of a saint."

Recipient of a gift from a private client, Staffordshire

"Thank you again for my lovely items. I feel very honoured that you created such lovely pieces."

Private Client, Lincolnshire

"A modern heirloom which I shall feel proud to hand on to my children and grandchildren."

Private Client, Staffordshire

"I'm really impressed with what you've done, you've managed to create a 3-dimensional look from what I had reduced to a flat graphic image - much better."

"You've done a great job ... the colours seem to work just right."

Professional Designer, West Yorkshire

Just to say how pleased A is with his picture, he is telling everyone about it ... we both keep looking at Tess and then at the picture.

Private Client, Middlesex

"The pen box has arrived safely; I was quite surprised how quickly it was sent to me. I absolutely love it. It is beautifully made and I am sure my Dad is going to love it too ... I really appreciate what you have done."

Private Client, West Midlands

"Pendant arrived safely on Friday ... H says thank you very much and she really, really loves it. She was wearing it all weekend and it had to be surgically removed on Sunday night."

Private Client, Essex

"Thank you very much for making these [cufflinks] ... it will certainly be a very special present."

Private Client, Surrey

"The frame has arrived and looks lovely."

Private Client, Leicestershire

"The clock has arrived. It looks really good, thank you. Such a pretty wood."

Classic Car Club President, Warwickshire


QJS Marquetry
15 Newport Road, Eccleshall, ST21 6BE
01785 850614