"Realms of Myth" by Kerry Rath of the Staffordshire Marquetry Group.  This picture was placed first in the intermediate class at the Marquetry Society's 2015 Annual Exhibition.  Photo credit: Peter White "A Pheasant Outlook" by Kerry Rath of the Staffordshire Marquetry Group.  This picture was placed first in the advanced class at the Marquetry Society's 2016 Annual Exhibition. Photo credit: Peter White

Sat. 27 May and Tue. 30 May – Fri. 2 June 2017 at Gladstone Pottery Museum, Staffordshire

Eccleshall-based Staffordshire Marquetry Group is pleased to announce that it is hosting the Marquetry Society's 65th Annual International Marquetry Exhibition from Saturday 27 May to Friday 2 June 2017 at Gladstone Pottery Museum.

At least 250 examples of the finest contemporary marquetry from the UK and abroad are expected to be on display,

Entry to the Exhibition is free and as well as the exhibited work there will be demonstrations of marquetry techniques and the chance to "have a go".

The Exhibition is open from 10am to 5 pm each day (last admission 4pm).  Please note that the Museum is shut on Sunday and Monday.

For further information about marquetry and the Exhibition please contact Quentin Smith on 01785 – 850614, visit the Marquetry Society website using the link below or contact Gladstone Pottery Museum on 01782 237777.

"Watering Hole" by John Jeggo of the Staffordshire Marquetry Group.  This picture was placed first in the premier class at the Marquetry Society's 2016 Annual Exhibition and also received the Eddie Leader award for the picture receiving the most votes from members of the public visiting the exhibition. Photo credit: Peter White "Old Chester" by Brian Freeman of the Staffordshire Marquetry Group.  This miniature picture (only about 3"x4") was placed first in the advanced miniature class at the Marquetry Society's 2016 Annual Exhibition.  It also received the Ron Gibbons award for the best miniature work in the show and the Marquetry Society's Rose Bowl for best exhibit in show. Photo credit: Peter White

More about The Marquetry Society

  • Marquetry is the art of making pictures and enriching other articles of wood with decorative designs and patterns by the skilful use of the grain, figure and colour of wood veneers, the separate parts of the picture or design being cut to shape, assembled and glued to a prepared base board or background.  Although the materials most used for this work are thin veneers of wood, other materials may be used.
  • The Marquetry Society was founded in 1952.  It has around 450 members of whom about 20% are from outside UK.  It has around twenty groups around the UK where members meet to discuss and further their marquetry skills.
  • Staffordshire Marquetry Group was founded in 1995 and is affiliated to the Marquetry Society.  It has around 35 members from Staffordshire and West Midlands.  Its members regularly exhibit at the Marquetry Society’s Annual Exhibitions and have received numerous prestigious awards.  Its Founder and Secretary, Quentin Smith, is also the current President of the Marquetry Society.
  • The Staffordshire Marquetry Group has previously hosted the Society's Annual Exhibition on three occasions  - in 2013 and 2008 at Gladstone Pottery Museum and in 1999 at Spode Pottery.
  • The Staffordshire Marquetry Group meets from 8-10 pm on Wednesday evenings at the Methodist Church Hall, Stone Road, Eccleshall.  New members are always welcome.

Visit the Marquetry Society website for more information