Celebration of Marbling

April 21 to 22, 2014

With pleasure, bookbarnkat studios announces a festival in celebration of marbling with world masters of the art from four countries participating in:cat_and_dog_in_library

  • exhibitions
  • hands-on classes
  • presentations on the history and art of marbling on paper, silk and other materials

To be held in various studios in Florence in the centro and Oltrarno.  While daily schedule plans are still shaping up for this extraordinary time, here is the list of masters coming:

  • Hikmet Barutcugil (Istambul)   – Turkish Ebru marbling, including construction of traditional brushes (2 day class) 21 and 22 April
  • Dr. Jake Benson (USA & Egypt) – Persian marbling: historic techniques and recent discoveries (2 evening lectures). See below for more information.


As part of the Celebration Of Marbling Festival, evening lectures are being given by Dr. Jake Benson on Persian And Indian Marbling 15th Through 17th Centuries: Focused Research. Dates April 21 & 22. See flyer for more information (PDF).

If interested in these events, you are encouraged to send your contact information to info@bookbarnkatstudios.com to be placed on a mailing list for updated information on the festival.

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