Artisan Biography: 

Jill creates the patterns on her silk ties and scarves using marbling, a time honored art form thought to have originated in Japan more than one thousand years ago.


First hundreds of drops of paint are floated on the surface of a tray of water. Next, a series of combs are pulled through the water, moving the floating paint into intricate patterns. Finally, a sheet of silk is gently laid on the water, instantly absorbing the unique design.


Just like fingerprints, no two marbling prints can ever be the same. Jill's works are especially prized for their exquisite patterns and superior color compositions.