Traditional Suminagashi Marbling

Instructor John Cutrone

Friday August 31, 2018
1 PM to 4 PM
JCBA Bindery at FAU’s Wimberly Library
Class limit: 10

Learn and practice the centuries-old craft of marbling paper in the Japanese tradition, from sumi inks floated on the surface of water.

Tuition Schedule

General Public: $50
FAU Faculty & Staff, Students from other Institutions: $40
FAU Students: $30


Advance registration is required for all JCBA workshops. To register, email JCBA Director John Cutrone. Sending your email will begin the registration process.


One seat in this workshop is available to an FAU student for just the cost of materials ($10) thanks to funds raised in memory of Dorothy Hamilton, who loved JCBA’s monthly Real Mail Fridays letter writing socials. To be considered for this seat, you must be a current FAU student and send an email to explaining what it would mean to you to have the opportunity to take this workshop. Applications for this opportunity will be accepted through August 15, 2018.


John Cutrone is Director of the Jaffe Center for Book Arts. He is a graduate of the MFA in the Book Arts Program a the University of Alabama. Aside from his work at JCBA, he is also a writer and a partner in Lake Worth's Convivio Bookworks, a book arts studio specializing in limited edition letterpress printed books and broadsides. He is the author of the Convivio Book of Days blog, which explores the quirkier side of seasonal traditions, encouraging us to live the ceremony of each day.