Flow Pattern, and Bookmatched Burls
Steinway Art Case Pianos and Other Wood Artwork
The qualities of color, grain, relative cell transparency, and unusual growth characteristics readily lend themselves to artwork.
The "Flow Pattern" my signature technique, (actually a form of parquetry) takes advantage of the directional nature of the grain and the luster generated by the species selected.
Bookmatching is rarely done well. With care, heirloom quality furniture can be made.
The Steinway Art Case series of pianos, perhaps the highest expression of this instrument, is for veneer artists, the most prized commission available. Three examples of my work are shown.
There are other techniques as well...