Turkish Paper Marbling Demo
Wednesday, September 16th 1pm to 6:30pm for a FREE demonstration by John C. Bielik.
Paper marbling is the art or process of staining paper with paint or ink. Turkish marbling uses
finely ground pigments in water as its paint. A strong association exists between books and
marbling, due to the long history they share. Many historical pattern examples survive today
because of the protection afforded between the covers of old books.
About the Artist - John C. Bielik is an itinerant artisan, instructor, and historic trades interpreter. Creative influences have been through experiences as a teacher, student, graphic designer, and artist. John combines these experiences with an interest in history and the historic trades of papermaking, bookbinding, and paper marbling. John's paper and products are featured in the shops at Colonial Williamsburg, as well as other retail venues. John is from Shelbyville, Missouri, He will be demonstrating in Dedham at the Guild and then the Big E.