Paper Marbling in Santa Fe

Tom Leech - Palace Jewels - Acrylic on Handmade Paper (detail image of marbled paper)

While in New Mexico this summer, I had the opportunity to attend a paper marbling demonstration by Tom Leech at The Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe.

Tom is a papermaker, paper marbler and letterpress printer (among many other talents). He is the director of Palace Press located in the courtyard of the New Mexico History Museum. He recently curated the marbled paper exhibit Album Amicorum which is on display in the governor's office at The Round House in downtown Santa Fe.

We had a beautiful afternoon for paper marbling in the courtyard. Many thanks to Tom Leech for answering all my enthusiastic questions!