Introduction to Marbling & Bookbinding

Saskia Pomeroy graduated from Glasgow School of art in 2007. She lives and works in Glasgow as a visual artist and freelance designer previously having worked for two years as a commercial screen printer at London print house K2 screen. Saskia is a multidisciplinary artist working within print, drawing, painting, sculpture and textiles. Her work explores the relationships within compositions of colour, texture and shapes, sometimes abstract, sometimes observational. Her work is bright, colourful and joyous. Saskia’s time as a screen printer has directly informed her style. She frequently uses contrasting finishes, colour overlays and technical detail as an additional dimension to her print work. This is also true of her painting work although more illustrative, is often an abstraction of real forms and themes such as nature, ancient art, glyphs and symbols.

This two day workshop will be an introduction to the ancient craft of marbling on paper and book binding. On day one we will learn the materials and set up for marbling and see the different techniques and tools. It will be free reign for a few hours to get to grips with the technique and create many beautiful papers. Overnight the papers will be dried and pressed to prepare them for the following day; case binding a notebook using the marbled paper. At the end of the workshop everyone will have a notebook and beautiful marbled paper to take home, including the knowledge required to start marbling – and bookbinding – at home.

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