Lucy McGrath paper marbler

Marmor Paperie

Deptford, London

Marmor Paperie was launched in 2015 with the aim of breathing a new life into the endangered craft 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.

The story behind the business
Meet Marmor Paperie

Lucy McGrath discovered bookbinding whilst at university in Brighton, and quickly became obsessed with all things books, trawling Brighton's flea markets and antiques shops looking for vintage books with beautiful marbled papers.

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.

Paper marbling is an old and beautiful technique. We 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.

founder Credentials

  • Female Founded Business


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