Steve Pittelkow, internationally renowned for his marbled papers and cloth, will explore the evolution of decorative papers from block printing to marbling, including Turkish, Italian, and Spanish styles. Essentially a monoprint method of floating colors on a thickened bath that are combed for patterns, marbled papers are traditionally used in book and box making, and are also widely used in collage as surfaces for relief or letterpress printing. Pittelkow has been marbling for nearly forty years and has taught extensively across the United States and Europe, including at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Penland School of Crafts. His papers have been shown at the Prado Museum in Spain.
This lecture and workshop are sponsored by the John S. Slorp Visiting Artist Fund