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Marbling demo

demo1a1Last week I gave a demonstration of paper marbling in conjunction with the exhibition of my collection at our synagogue gallery. From my point of view it was a total flop. The colours woundn’t float and when they finally did they were all grainy. The paper I was using (which I bought locally) wouldn’t hold the colour although the Classic Laid that I got from Iris Nevins did much better. However, the crowd loved it! There were many WOWs every time I lifted a sheet.
After the demo I screened the Schleicher movie and everyone sat with eyes glued to the screen.
There were more than 60 people at the demo and many of them expressed an interest in taking a workshop.
I invited Zushia Dudin, the only person in Israel who marbles for a living, to display and sell his papers and he did a brisk business.

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