Tag: Paper marbling
We had a Saturdays at Todd suminagashi workshop today and it was a great success. We had a full class of participants who made a variety of marbled papers. Here of some photo highlights:
Suminagashi is a style of marbling from Japan and may be the earliest marbling technique. It involves floating ink on water in a tray and manipulating the ink to form patterns, before transferring the image to a sheet of paper. We will be hosting a suminagashi workshop at a Saturdays at Todd this month and…
The Baltimore Bibliophiles by Linda G. Hall, MALA 6000 Student
The images below are from a keepsake book printed for members of the Baltimore Bibliophiles in May of 1960. The coverboards are decorated with handmade marbled papers, made in England by Douglas Cockerell, the best known twentieth-century marbler. The pattern looks like the skin of a snake or a bird’s wing feathers. Marbling is a…
A Successful Marbling Workshop
We had a fun and productive Saturdays at Todd Marbling Workshop, with some great results. I hope we will have another workshop in the spring semester.
Marbled papers in the MTSU Art and Design Historical and Teaching Collection.
Below are images of marbled papers from our historical collections. Examples range from the early eighteenth century to the mid twentieth century. Web sites with more information on identifying historical marble patterns: https://content.lib.washington.edu/dpweb/index.html https://content.lib.washington.edu/dpweb/patterns.html http://www.payhembury.com/Payhembury_Marbled_Papers/Patterns.html#grid https://marbleart.us/Examples.htm http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/2010/11/marbled-paper-designs.html
Book of the Week
Each week, we will post a “Book of the Week” from one of our classes or collections in the Department of Art and Design, or from another collection in Middle Tennessee, or from our travels. This is the first! This week, in honor of the marbling workshop on Saturday, let us introduce a little French…
On the Third Floor of Todd Hall
The Department of Art and Design galleries on the second floor of Todd Hall get a lot of visitors. But we also have artworks on view on the third floor, which houses our Book Arts, Letterpress, and Printmaking studios. Examples of student works are on the walls and there are small exhibitions in cases across…
Paper Marbling Workshop, Oct. 1, 2022
Marbled paper is a traditional material for decorating book covers and end pages, but it is also used to decorate fabric or to be an artwork in its own right. Historical techniques for creating marbled paper can produce images that look like stone, feathers, or waves. You can join us for a paper marbling experience…