A traditional furniture conservator, restorer and maker discusses his life experiences and his philosophy of work. If you love marquetry this is the place to discuss it. All work is done with hand tools and organic traditional materials and methods.
Saturday, September 12, 2015
WPE at WIA Soon!
The Mona Lisa Smile?
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This class from W. Patrick Edwards features demonstrations and examples of historic marquetry methods including "tarsia certsonia," "tarsia geometrica," "tarsia a toppo," "tarsia a incastro" and the "Classic Method." A full discussion of each process will include numerous examples as well as a detailed list of the tools required. Specific focus will be on the two types of marquetry which are most commonly found on furniture, the "Boulle" process and "Piece by Piece."
Protein Glues Explained
Class Time: Friday, 4:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
W. Patrick Edwards, maker of Old Brown Glue, knows his adhesives. And in this modern word of PVA and two-part epoxies, he still swears by traditional protein glue. Patrick will share his more than 40 years of professional experience working with bone, hide, fish, horse and rabbit-skin glues, and teach you why and when they remain an excellent choice, along with how to use them.
Traditional French Polishing
Class Time: Sunday, 11:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.
When done right, a traditional French Polish imparts a brilliant shine and brings out the clear colors and richness of the wood beneath. But it's a finish wrapped in mystery...no more. In this session, W. Patrick Edwards shares the steps used at Ecole Boulle in Paris – from the ingredients to how to mix them, from how to apply to rubbing out the layers. You'll learn how to create a clear, hard shine – and how to maintain and repair it should the need arise.