The Chelmsford Marquetry Group was formed in 1983 when Alan Townsend, now a leading UK Marquetarian, was instrumental in the setting up of the group. With around 65-70 members, it is now one of the largest in the UK and the majority of the members also belong to the National Society.
The Chelmsford Group support the National Society with a large entry in the annual National Exhibition and have been very successful in winning the Inter-Group Shield 19 times in the past 22 years. Among its members are several “Rosebowl” winners.
New members are always welcome and receive tuition and help until they can work on their own. With so many experts in our membership, help and advice is always on hand for beginners and anyone else who needs assistance as they progress to more ambitious projects. From time to time a series of informative demonstrations are given.
We welcome anyone but junior members under 18 are requested to be accompanied by an adult.
Cutting meetings take place every Thursday (apart from a Christmas break), at Longmeads Community Centre, Redwood Drive, Off Ongar Road, Writtle, Chelmsford, CM1 3LY. We commence at 7pm and finish by 10pm .
Anyone interested is welcome to come and look around but please ring our Secretary first – just in case we do not have a cutting evening.
Our yearly subscription is £11 and weekly subs (including refreshments) are £3-00.
Our mini shop sells most marquetry items and also a selection of veneers. The Group also has a large number of design source books and other designs available to members on loan.
For further information please ring group secreatary at 01376 573412 or visit our website at:
Chelmsford Group web site: http://chelmsford-marquetry-group.org.uk/