Gretchen und Garrett Dixon


Marmoriertes Papier von G. Dixon


The Marbler’s Apprentice

Gretchen & Garrett Dixon

11 Miller Avenue

Franklin, Pennsylvania 16323 USA


Phone: 814-657-2622

mail: dixong[@]




Our primary area of interest is western European and American marbling from the 16th through the 19th centuries. We have researched extensively the chemically altered patterns of the late 18th and early to mid 19th centuries: Shell, Stormont, Tiger-eye, Schrotel, Broken and others. Our paints are prepared as they would have been in the 19th century, and are designed to match the pigments used during those times.


We are self-taught marblers with a combined 20-year experience in marbling paper.


Marbled papers, particularly historical reproductions; hand-made marbling paints

Courses & Workshops

• Private instruction

• Society for Contemporary Crafts, Pittsburgh: Watercolor marbling, fabric marbling.

• North Bennett Street School, Boston: Watercolor marbling demonstration, historical patterns


The Newberry Library, Norma Rubovits Collection of Decorated Paper, Chicago. Illinois

Literature & Press

International Decorated Paper: Beyond the Sample Book.

Buntpapierverlag, Hamburg, 2007.