Our Story so far


Marmor Paperie

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

We were awarded the NADFAS/Cockpit Arts Award in 2016, which funds our studio at South-London-based craft incubator Cockpit Arts for a year and provides tailored business support to help us grow.

Paper marbling is an old and beautiful technique that we have modernised through the use of bold, contemporary colours and graphic foiled accents. Every marbled paper is different, so each book made from them is a unique piece. Find out more about the processes that make each book so special here – and if you are interested in learning, we will be holding a series of workshops but, be warned, it’s highly addictive!

Lucy McGrath

Lucy 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 and family after she graduated.

A holiday to Istanbul introduced Lucy to ebru sanatī, the incredible, highly skilled art of Turkish marbling. She signed up for a workshop and became completely obsessed with all kinds of marbling. Learning from practitioners of English marbling and Japanese suminagashi, she began to craft her own style and begin the journey leading to the start of Marmor Paperie in 2015.

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