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Judy Gale Roberts, Intarsia Queen

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Design expert and hall of fame artist

Design expert and hall of fame artist

One-of-a-kind pieces for private collections followed, and in 1988 WOOD featured an article about the father daughter team and their partner at the time, Jerry Booher. At the end of the article it said, "For a list of Judy's patterns send a self-addressed stamped envelope." Thousands of letters were received proving the demand for intarsia patterns.

In 1997, Judy was inducted into the Woodworking Hall of Fame for Design, Craftsmanship, and Education in Intarsia. It was an extreme honor, as Judy was a one of ten initial inductees. To this day, she still finds it amazing that it all began from selling three patterns. There are currently 350 intarsia patterns available, more than 300 scrollsaw fretwork patterns, 14 published books, and various DVDs.

Judy enjoys teaching intarsia classes in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in the spring and fall.

Judy Gale Roberts
Seymour, TN

Visit Judy's Web site for more information on intarsia, and stop by the WOOD Store for Intarsia plans to get you started.


Comments (6)
judy3mares wrote:

I was wondering ...on this page there is a picture of three horses in a group. Just their heads and they look to be Lippazners. Is this pattern available for sale?

12/18/2014 10:52:49 AM Report Abuse
murray hunter1 wrote:

I tried this myself and my son was so impressed, he tried it. His largest is a 4 x 8 muralwith mountains,lake and wildlife all through it. Just awesome! Keep up the great work,Judy.

3/16/2010 09:22:22 AM Report Abuse
GG1948 wrote:

I have a few of your books, and I really have enjoyed reading them, and learning. Thanks so much. Pam

3/13/2010 05:39:44 PM Report Abuse
heart_wood2000 wrote:

I've created a few of your intarsia projects my self and it is one of the most satisfing wood crafting I've completed .I also use the skills from intarsia when crafting wood models.Thanks for lending hand.Walt Giles

3/12/2010 04:14:47 AM Report Abuse
nubby968204 wrote:

Magnificent work Judy. Keep it up.

3/11/2010 07:56:58 PM Report Abuse
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3/11/2010 03:47:56 PM Report Abuse

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