Theresa now runs her woodworking studio on picturesque farmland in the Essex countryside providing the perfect location for her to draw inspiration for her natural contemporary design
What Theresa has to say:
Marquetry to me is patience and skill, using the best quality materials, a steady hand and a good knowledge of the delicate nature of different timbers to create intricate works of art using wood veneer.
Although I love the intricacies of this classical skill I like to create sharp contemporary designs to a high level of craftsmanship. My style also incorporates the use of marquetry with contrasting veneers to add elegant detail to my work. I get my inspiration for my designs from nature (especially my love for Trees) and my travels around the world. My aim is to create beautiful functional pieces that will enrich their surroundings and will be admired for generations to come.
Alongside attention to design detail and quality of craftsmanship, a strong environmental ethic is at the heart of my business. I always use locally sourced timber from reputable timber merchants. For smaller projects I like to use timber which is reclaimed from local joinery shops or veneer suppliers. It’s a small contribution to the environment but I like to think I give new life to condemned wood.