Randy West, MAW
Randy is a third generation marquetry craftsman. His brother shared his passion and they started out in their teens developing a business out of a high school hobby of creating cut-coin jewelry. When they left for college, their father bought them out with the intention of giving it a professional makeover. Belt buckle designs were all the rage in those days and Randy’s father saw an opportunity with cut coin jewelry designs for belt buckles. That is when Uncle Al jumped in and offered some Marquetry designs. Uncle Al learned the art from Randy’s grandfather, a traditional craftsman. The Marquetry belt buckles quickly outpaced the cut coin ones. In the meanwhile, Randy had returned home and his natural affinity to woodwork attracted him to the delicate, detailed elegance of marquetry.
Every MarqART Wood Design creation is as unique as a snowflake. Due to the nature of the wood types used, their individual striations, the flow of grains, and the natural tonal variations in wood color, no two designs are exactly alike. With the natural progression of age each piece takes on an individual character that is all its own.
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