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Intarsia Wood Work
intarsia: 1) a mosaic of wood fitted and glued into a wooden support popular in 15th century Italy for decoration;
This art form has been regaining popularity since the 1970's due to the efforts and talent of artist
Judy Gale Roberts.
Her work has inspired artist all over the world. See her story at intarsia.com
When I'm working on a project various types of wood are used for their color or interesting grain patterns. I prefer not to use stains on my Intarsia, opting to use the true natural color of the wood to achieve the look I'm going for. Several coats of clear finish are put on each individual piece.
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