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Marmor

 
Marmor

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Marmor Paperie was launched in 2015 by Lucy McGrath with the hope of breathing a new life into the art of paper marbling. Seeing shops saturated with mass-produced products, we wanted to herald a return to quality workmanship and give people back the joy of owning something truly special.

Paper marbling is an old and beautiful technique. Marmor use bold, fresh colours and fluid patterns to add a contemporary character. Every marbled paper is different, so each book made from them is a unique piece.

Lucy McGrath first discovered book-binding while studying Illustration and the University of Brighton and fell in love with it. She managed to slip a hand-bound book into most assignments, and carried on making them as gifts for friends & family after she graduated.
 
A holiday to Istanbul introduced Lucy to ebru, the incredible art of traditional Turkish marbling. She signed up for a workshop and quickly became obsessed, taking a course with skilled marbler Victoria Hall back in the UK, and doing a lot of learning through sheer trial-and-error.