AMS National Marquetry Show

August 11-31, 2017

The Great Frame-Up

430 Main Street

Longmont, CO 80501


The American Marquetry Society and the Rocky Mountain Marquetry Guild will host a show in August featuring marquetry by artists and craftsmen around the country. The show offers a rare opportunity to see a wide range of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional marquetry pieces and to learn about the processes and procedures of creating marquetry. Some of the work will be available for sale.



Date Event Location
Friday, August 11, 5-8 pm     Opening reception The Great Frame-Up
Thursday, August 31 Show closes  

 Presentations and Demonstrations

Friday, August 11


1 pm  Elements of Pattern Generation for Marquetry (Ellen Kisker)

2 pm  Artistic Aspects of Marquetry (Bill Kimbell)

3 pm  Laser Marquetry (Chris Laschinger)

4 pm  Packet-Cutting Using a Marquetry "Donkey" (Scott Roth/Rich Gady)

The Great Frame-Up

Saturday, August 12

10 am  Applied Marquetry (Dave Kisker)

11 am  Sliverization and Fragmentation (Scott Roth/Mikel Levine)

1 pm    Veneering and Marquetry on Curved Surfaces (Bill Kimbell)

2 pm    "My Picture is Cut, Now What? (Dave Kisker)

3 pm    Finishing Marquetry Pieces (To Be Determined)

4 pm    To Be Determined

The Great Frame-Up

 Super Workshop (sign-up for sessions required*)

Sunday, August 13

12:30 - 2:00 pm  Intro to Marquetry, Sand Shading

2:30 - 4:00 pm    Intro to Marquetry, Sand Shading

4:30 - 6:00 pm    Intro to Marquetry, Sand Shading

Tinkermill classroom

12:30 - 2:00 pm  Intro to Parquetry

2:30 - 4:00 pm    Intro to Parquetry

4:30 - 6:00 pm    Marquetry and Veneering on Curved Surfaces

Tinkermill Woodshop

12:30 - 2:00 pm  Creating Textures in Marquetry

2:30 - 4:00 pm    Creating Textures in Marquetry

4:30 - 6:00 pm    Finishing Concepts for Marquetry

Tinkermill Collaboration Space

 *Sign up for Super Workshop sessions via Meetup using the calendar at

 Instructions for signing up via Meetup.



The Hampton Inn located near the show venue at 850 South Main Street in Longmont is offering a special rate from August 10th through 15th ($139 per night for a room with a queen bed or two queen beds, breakfast included). To receive the special rate, attendees must make a reservation using the group code AMS by July 9th by calling the hotel directly (303-772-2554) or online (