this post on the Paul Schürch class for more details!)
We started out just in the shop with general introductions and looking around. Roger spotted some interesting work up on a back cabinet and the banter started. "What was this for?" "Really? For what project?" "How do you know her?!" "When was that?" After several minutes of this going back and forth, they realized they had bid against each other on a project. Roger was a primary bidder while Paul was subbed by a bidding designer.
site's gallery page are stored. We got a personal tour of each item and all our questions answered. I liked these projects before, but like them even more now that I got to see them up-close, see how smooth they operate, and the caliber of marquetry (which can be assumed with Paul).
We also got to see some of his projects in process. No video of those, but they'll be impressive once you see them in his photo gallery. I'm looking forward to seeing the ones using stone. I'm hoping he'll someday do classes in pietra dura, or stone inlay. There are lessons learned on dealing with stone in the dialog of the video; getting those in a class would be fantastic.
The video below was taken of that tour. I'll apologize up front that we were very close quarters literally swapping places with each other to move around. That said, there's camera motion I don't like. I'm super sensitive to that and it doesn't bug me so hopefully it's okay with you. Just focus on something far away whenever you hear me 'ooh' or 'ahh'.
Here's a link to the video for my email subscribers.