Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking
Pattern Inlay & Decorative Borders with Steve Latta
Dates: 5/16 - 5/17
When most folks think of inlay, what comes to mind is period American or English furniture with a standard catalog of equally traditional designs. In this class, this age old form of ornamentation will gain firm footing in the 21st century. Pattern inlay involves creating designs executed with modern tooling and free of the traditional constraints. Through the use of simple and sometimes complex patterns, contemporary line work designs can be set into the wood. Floral patterns, animal forms, geometric or random designs are a few of the applications well look at. Inlaid borders, also made with a pattern, will be covered as well. You will gain an understanding of the basic materials and techniques and then see where your imagination takes you.
Students will be required to bring two or three walnut or mahogany slabs, x 15 x 24, as well as an assortment of smaller scraps with which to experiment. There will be an additional supply fee to cover inlay materials, templates and tooling.
- The fundamentals of modern inlay including tooling and materials
- Strategies which cut, when and why
- Working up designs and learning how to set them as inlay
- Making patterns for both simple and complex shapes
- Ornamental inlaid borders, jazzing up the edges of your work
There is a $45 annual registration fee that will be added to your the total amount of the class if this is the first class you are registering for this season.