Art On The Water
wHAT IS MARBLING?
Marbling (Ebru) is a traditional Turkish art of paper decoration by spreading paints, which do not dissolve in water, with brushes made of horse hair and rose wood on dense water that is thickened by gum-tragacanth. The word Ebru origin comes from Persian language (Ebri-eyebrow or Ab-ru-face of water) Ebru in Turkish which means marbling. It is not known exactly when or where Ebru art started but the early examples are from the 16th century in the Ottoman-Turkish era and spread from the east to the west by way of Silk Road and other trade routes same as like paper.
what is Art On The Water?
Ayse is a paper conservator, bookbinder, artist and chemist. She received her BA in chemistry at Istanbul Technical University and MA in Historic Conservation at Oxford Brookes University.
She was trained in marbling, miniatures, bookbinding, illumination and organising workshop on art for groups and individuals. She is currently running her own art business, Art on the Water, based in London.