Ian Smith

Heritage skills - contemporary twist!

18 Beal Close Heaton Mersey, Stockport, SK4 3RQ Directions

Tel 07944 828037
   Open 24 Hours

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Business overview

Bespoke Contemporary Marquetry, all handmade to the highest quality. Feel free to contact me today to discuss the possibility of your personalised need.

My name is Ian Smith, based in Manchester, UK, and I create bespoke marquetry pictures from photographs, art work, or your or my own designs. Every picture is unique, taking advantage of the wonderful tones and contrasts that can only be achieved through natural wood veneers.

I have been creating marquetry pictures throughout my life. All my work is produced using traditional hand cutting methods. I do not use a laser as the work I do specialises in hand production. I specialise in all sizes and subjects from miniatures up to twenty square feet. If you are looking for a special picture this is the place.

Feel free to look through my portfolio on my website for a sample of my work. If you have any questions, please contact me.

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Reviews

Excellent service

5
I would definitely recommend this business to everyone I had a plaque made and the wood and art work is outstanding and the quality is outstanding excellent service
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Son's birthday present

5
Well Ian made me a chess board for my sons birthday today and his instinctive reaction says it all: "Mum this is truly awesome" "I am astounded by the workmanship" and that for me means that my son is incredibly happy with it. And if he is happy then you can imagine how grateful I am to Ian for the craftsmanship, the quality, the price and his amazing attention to detail. I will be returning for more of Ian's craftsmanship in the future and would recommend that if anyone has anything they want making then Ian is very much your guy!!
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Excellent all round service!!

5
I recently received the luxury bespoke chess board I requested to be made. I must say, the finished product has exceeded my expectations and I am delighted.

From start to finish, communication between myself and Ian has been excellent. Although the combination of woods and the design was my own choice, the final product was enhanced by Ian's extensive knowledge of wood and experience in marquetry.

Ian is a true gent and it was a pleasure doing business with him. The finished product is awesome, the price was very competitive and great care was taken with postage and packing.

Thoroughly recommended, good all round service.

Many thanks

Danny Brooks
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Marquetry at Sunset Royale on Siesta Key

5
Ian from the Marquetry Shack did a bespoke marquetry for beachfront penthouse vacation on Siesta Key, Florida in USA. The comments and praise for this artwork from our guests on this incredible piece of art featuring a photo that Ian had taken years earlier on our beach have been wonderful verification for our investment in Ian's talent with marquetry.
Each new guest in our vacation rental never fail to comment on the beauty and workmanship Ian put into this Siesta Key Beach shoreline in marquetry. We would not hesitate in recommending Ian and the Marquetry Shack for bespoke or stock marquetry. Would have been nice if we could have included a photo of Ian's work.
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Marquetry Shack Brilliance

5
I commissioned Ian to produce a marquetry replication of a photograph from Australia. The journey was a joy from the start. I am still amazed at the likeness of me and my guitar resulting. The attention to detail and skill of matching veneer colours and textures to the image has produced a unique and wonderful work of art; a one of a kind. I highly recommend the Marquetry Shack and Ian as a world class artisan. In a world full of mass produced and quickly replicated produce, Ian’s work is something to behold. Highly recommended. Rowan.
28 Aug 2018
Hi Rowan, I am delighted that you are so pleased with the finished product. As you know likenesses of people are particularly difficult in marquetry so it is good to know that you and your family are pleased with the likeness. Enjoy the picture!
28 Aug 2018
Hi Rowan, I am delighted that you are so pleased with the finished product. As you know likenesses of people are particularly difficult in marquetry so it is good to know that you and your family are pleased with the likeness. Enjoy the picture!
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