Artist and architect Silas Kopf will be appearing at the Penguin Bookshop in Sewickley, PA to discuss his new book "A Marquetry Odyssey". Marquetry is an ancient Egyptian craft of piecing together different species of wood, and occasionally other materials, to form pictures or graphic designs.
A graduate of Princeton University with a degree in architecture, Silas Kopf has been making furniture since 1973. He was an apprentice to Wendell Castle for two years. In 1988 he was the recipient of a Craftsman's Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Subsequently he studied traditional marquetry technique at the Ecole Boulle in Paris.
His work is in museums and private collections around the world. His shop is in Easthampton, Massachusetts. Silas Kopf's website is www.silaskopf.com. (booksense)