What do you love about marbling?
You can’t really control it, you can only guide it and nudge it and the marbling water does the work. I really love that, it’s so freeing. It can be frustrating if you are trying to achieve a particular thing, but it’s nice just to be open to what’s going to happen. A lot of my colourways have happened by accident.
Does it feel important to continue a rare craft?
Definitely. One of the reasons I do twice monthly workshops is to pass on the skills. If I hadn’t gone to Turkey and tried out a workshop I wouldn’t have started marbling, so I like to think that someone might find their way to my workshop and then become a marbler.
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What's great about teaching marbling?
People turn into the child versions of themselves when they get a brush in their hands and I really like how excited they get. A lot of people that come to my workshops don’t have a creative background, but they discover that maybe they are creative, and that it’s really fun to mess around with colours.
What’s the key to the future of marbling?
I really love experimenting, particularly with materials, making ceramic things and using cork fabric and wood. I think that’s going to be the future of marbling, taking a step away from books and publishing and towards beautiful objects, furniture and decorative items.