- To provide a high-quality, personal, bespoke marquetry service
- To provide custom-made marquetry to makers of quality furniture, instruments, jewellery, etc.
- To promote a wider knowledge and appreciation of the art of marquetry and the Marquetry Society
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 Ernie Maxey and the late 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!
Marquetry Society National and International Exhibition Awards
- H.Pedder Trophy for best portraiture - 1993
- Ron Gibbons Trophy for best miniature in show - 2002, 2012
- Jack Byrne Trophy for best parquetry in show - 2007, 2008, 2009
- Ron Page Trophy for best miniature applied work - 2007, 2008, 2011
- Artistic Merit Cup for most artistic exhibit - 2009
- Marquetry Society National and International Exhibitions 1990-present
- Alpha BOMB! - Skateboard Deck Art Exhibition, London, 2012