Studio Tour and Marquetry Demo

On Saturday, April 18, at 1:00 PM EDT (UTC-4), join VAWAA Artist and master guitar maker and restorer Paul for a studio tour and expert marquetry demo. We'll be learning about the tools and processes of making a stringed musical instrument and taking a closer look at the different marquetry techniques in rosette making. Limited to 20 participants.

How to join

We'll be hosting this VAWAA Online on Zoom. We'll send you the link and details to join via email a few hours before it begins.

About Paul

Paul is a master guitar maker and restorer with 30 years of experience developing new techniques as well as researching traditional ways of constructing classical guitars and other stringed instruments, such as ukuleles, cuatros, charangos, and cajons. After performing all over the world and studying flamenco guitar in Barcelona, he trained with maestro Stephen Hill in London for two years, learning the craft and making his first guitar. To further his craft, he studied Musical Instrument Technology and a Masters in Ethnomusicology at world renowned London SOAS.

He combines detailed work with hand tools such as chisels, gouges and planes as well as machinery in the processing and selection of woods. He says the most satisfying part of making an instrument is his use of veneers to make fine marquetry inlaid into the instrument.

Visit his artist page to learn more about his in-person VAWAA.

Sessions are ticketed to support artists, makers and our small team. If you’re experiencing financial hardship, please reach out. We may have a generous participant who has paid it forward and would ask that you pay the love forward by sharing online sessions with 3 new friends.