Boulle Marquetry – Martin Burgoyne

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Take advantage of this daily informative class presented by this highly experienced, gifted artisan.

1.00 pm           Boulle Marquetry                   presented by Martin Burgoyne

Boulle Marquetry using brass, pewter, ebony and tortoise shell.

Martin was trained as a wood work teacher at Shoreditch College in London in the late 60’s.  The college was set up in the 1870’s as the Royal Indian Engineering College, supplying India and the colonies with its civil engineers.

Educational changes over the next 20 years, saw his title change from Woodwork, to Craft Design, to Craft Design Technology, and finally Technology teacher.

In the mid 1990’s he moved out of the classroom, and worked as a Technology education advisor from Rotherham in South Yorkshire, and several regional technology education projects across South Yorkshire.  He ended his career as Professional Development Adviser for the 143 schools that formed the City of Sheffield Education Authority.

In 2006 after Martin retired to WA it was the perfect time to return to his woodworking roots.   His particular interests are in clock and box making, the more complicated the better.  Over the last 7 years he has used marquetry and parquetry to enhance many of the pieces he has made. He is a frequent entrant, and sometimes winner at the annual WA Wood Show.