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 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 Arts Society/Cockpit Arts Award in 2016. This provided us with incredible tailored business support to help us grow, as well as funding our studio at South-London-based craft incubator Cockpit Arts for a year. 

Paper marbling is an old and beautiful technique that we modernise 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 – and if you are interested in learning, we hold regular 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 & 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 quickly became 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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