LUCY McGRATH

Lucy first discovered book-binding, while studying Illustration and the University of Brighton, and completely fell in love with it. So much so that 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.

A fresh take on a traditional craft

Paper marbling is an old and beautiful technique and whilst honouring it's heritage, Lucy loves to bring it right up to date with her use of bold, fresh colours and fluid patterns. Every marbled paper is different, so each book made is a unique piece.  Lucy's business, 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, she wanted to herald a return to quality workmanship and give people back the joy of owning something truly special.


Having been awarded the Arts Society/Cockpit Arts Award in 2016, Lucy was given some much needed and incredible, tailored business support to help the business grow. After the year was up, the business had grown to the point where it was clear there was a market for what Lucy had to offer and Marmor Paperie keeps going from strength to strength.

We are DELIGHTED to welcome Lucy to our studio to have the benefit of her marbling wisdom!