Jill Wagoner

Fuquay-Varina, NC | Exhibiting Since 1994

I am a self-taught marbler from Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina.  Over the past two decades, I’ve discovered, mastered and advanced this time honored art form thought to have originated in Japan more than one thousand years ago. I combine traditional methods with modern materials to fashion silk ties and scarves.  I add unique techniques to create new exquisite patterns and fashion-forward superior color compositions.

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. I marble every single item myself, using only simple hand tools.

My work is sold by fine galleries and Museum Shops around the nation. I also exhibit and sell at a select group of fine craft events, such as the CDCG annual Carolina Artisan Craft Market in Raleigh, North Carolina.