Bruce Powell
Fine Woodworking
415-305-8962

Marquetry Portfolio

Per the American Marquetry Sociery:"Marquetry is the art of creating decorative designs and pictures by skillfully utilizing the grain, figure and colors of thin veneers and sometimes other materials such as shell or ivory."

I have been creating designs and objects with elements of marquetry design for a number of years now and never get tired of it. Designing and executing marquetry requires patience, a steady hand, and a willingness to break many, many sawblades.   I really enjoy it!

Available trays and pictures

Many more of my recent trays with hand-inlaid designs are in the "Trays" section.

Picture of golden retriever

P22-Picture of "Rusty"
on quilted anigre   $128
12" x 12" x 3/4"

small tray with rose

T62-Small tray with rose
and walnut handles   $78
12" x 12" x 1"

T76- seahorse

T76 tray/picture with seahorse
on quilted ash
16 1/4" x 15 3/4" x 1"

T80- running hare on birds eye maple

T80 - running hare
on european beech   $98
12 1/2" x 9 1/4" x 1 3/4"

T82- sprig of ivy on ipe wood

T82 - sprig of ivy
on ipe wood   $78
12 1/2" x 9 1/4" x 1 3/4"

T91- red rose on anigre

T91 - red rose in oval
on anigre   $128
16" x 13 1/2" x 1 1/4"

T92- red rose on anigre

T92 - red rose in oval
on anigre   $148
16" x 13 1/2" x 1 1/4"

T93- hummingbird on in oval on burl walnut

T93 - hummingbird in oval
on burl walnut   $128
16" x 12 1/2" x 1 1/4"

T96-yellow rose in oval on burl walnut

T96 - yellow rose in oval
on burl walnut   $128
17 3/4" x 12 1/2" x 1 3/4"

T97-hummingbird in oval on Euro beech

T97 - hummingbird in oval
on Euro beech   $128
13"x 9" x 1 3/4"

T98-hummingbird

T98 - hummingbird with flower
on birds-eye maple   $128
13"x 9" x 1 3/4"




Pictures and trays in homes throughout the country


tray with rose

T64 curved tray with maple leaves on figured maple

tray with maple leaf sprig

T66 curved tray with sprig of maple on figured maple

tray with maple leaf om shadow

T67 curved tray with maple leaf on birdseye maple

tray with dragonfly over waterlily

T68 curved tray with dragonfly over waterlily on figured maple

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Tray/Picture with acorn woodpecker on oak tree

marquetry tray with cactus wren

Tray/Picture with cactus wren on saguaro cactus

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Tray/Picture with cardinal and dogwoods

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Tray/Picture with chickadee on background of spalted maple

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Tray/Picture with quail with California poppies

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Tray/Picture with rose on background of cherry

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Picture with cardinal and dogwood flowers

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Tray/Picture with Lahontan trout on background of ribbon maple

ray with rose

T63 tray with rose and walnut/cedar handles

tray with dragonflys over cattails

T69 curved tray with dragonflys over cattails on figured maple

T71- tray with sprig of ivy

T71 curved tray with sprig of ivy on birdseye maple

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Tray/Picture with bumblebee, copy of Craig Altobello's beautiful piece
To see original, Craig's website

T74- sprig of maple leaves

T74 curved tray with sprig of maple leaves on figured maple

T78- three maple leaves

T78 tray with three maple leaves on birds eye maple

Sycamore
Sycamore