Thomas Schrunk works in Minneapolis and describes himself as an “Artist in Lustrous Materials.” His work is known for its response to light, and he has been called one of the top wood veneer artists in the United States. He has taught numerous classes for guilds, clubs and universities, including the Minneapolis College of Art & Design. While he is best known for his work with wood veneers, which he has done for over 26 years, he also works with brushed metals and is the inventor of “lustrous concrete,” patent pending. He has written a number of articles for Fine Woodworking magazine and his work has been published in a number of books & magazines including Design Book Eight. His pieces are found in the United States, Europe and Asia. He is most proud of the five Art Case Pianos he helped produce for Steinway & Sons, including the “Reflections” and the renowned “Europa” series. The upper lid of the “Europa” series has been described as “perhaps the most complex work of book matched burl work done in this country, or elsewhere.” His work is in the collection of presidents and princes as well as Hollywood celebrities.

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