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Jo Ann Hopkins -

Marquetry Box with Leaf Design

This design on this box was taken from a water-colour painting I did of a branch of gum leaves.  Some drawings or paintings seem to come easily as did this one.  I found the branch while on a walk, drew them that afternoon and painted them over the next week.  The wood of the box is oak salvaged from a winery.  The marquetry leaves are made from an assortment of timber veneers.  The green background is a pressure-dyed veneer.  One of my favourites!
Dimensions: 265 x 137 x 60 mm.
Care:  Polish with a good quality furniture polish and buff with a soft cloth.  Keep to of direct sunlight.

Price: $460

Jo Ann's watercolour painting as inspiration

About Jo Ann

After finishing my course in cabinetmaking, I took a masterclass in marquetry and realised that I could use my botanical art as studies for my marquetry and my woodworking to make the boxes.  For me, it is a lovely combination of the two and nature provides a never-ending supply of subjects.

Jo Ann specializes in beautiful leaf designs


You can see more of Jo Ann's work here


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