Per the American Marquetry Sociery
:"Marquetry is the art of creating decorative designs and pictures by skillfully utilizing the grain, figure and colors of thin veneers and sometimes other materials such as shell or ivory."
I have been creating designs and objects with elements of marquetry design for a number of years now and never get tired of it. Designing and executing marquetry requires patience, a steady hand, and a willingness to break many, many sawblades. I
really enjoy it!