Line-And-Berry with Steve Latta July 28, 2019 (Sun)
$165 tuition, $35 material fee
*Learn a traditional style of inlay with multiple applications
*Develop design principles based on simple lines and arcs
*Precision sharpening of inlay tools for the best results
*Materials for inlay: what does or doesn’t work
*Detail: taking your skills to the next level
Line-and-berry descended from the Welsh tradition of vine-and-berry inlay. It came to southeastern Pennsylvania in the late 17th and early 18th centuries as William Penn opened up his lands for settlement. Used mainly on chests of drawers and valuables chests (spice boxes, as they are often called), the style consists of straight lines and arcs of holly arranged in geometric patterns and typically set into a walnut background. The techniques that Steve will be discussing, although specific to the spice box project, are applicable to a wide range of inlay styles, ranging from the Federal period to contemporary designs. In this hands-on workshop, students will practice cutting line-and-berry inlays and will also learn about materials, design, and the necessary tools used to execute these techniques.
There is an annual, nonrefundable registration fee of $45.
This registration fee is not a part of the class fee and is not deducted from the final balance due. This is the financial binding that locks you into the class and starts the registration process. This fee does not apply to students who only take one single day workshop.