Magic of Color Play

Welcome to Tempered East, a studio where the art of marbling transcends traditional boundaries to embrace play, discovery, and nature as muse. Here, the marbling process itself becomes a meditative experience, a call to be fully present in the moment, to surrender to the flow of materials, and to witness the magic unfolding before your eyes. Discover our handcrafted products, educational workshops, and bespoke design services, all meticulously crafted to awaken your senses and ignite your imagination. Join us as we celebrate play, mindfulness, and collaboration at Tempered East.

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What is marbling?

Marbling is a centuries old art process that involves floating paints or pigments on a liquid surface and manipulating those paints with combs and other tools to create designs and patterns. The design is then transferred to a surface to complete the marbled print. Marbling can be applied to many different types of surfaces including paper, fabric, leather, and wood. Tempered East takes a contemporary approach to the art of marbling by using fresh color combinations and playful imagery.

Frequently Asked

Is this hyrdrodipping?

not exactly. hydro dipping can be applied to almost any type of material including glass, metal, and plastic so that means paints like spray paint are often used in hydro dipping. the processes are similar but marbling is applicable to porous surfaces like paper & fabric when traditional materials are used.

Can I wash my marbled hat?

You can wash any of the marbled items you purchase, however, it is highly recommended that you wash your items gently by hand using minimal detergent. I also suggest that you use cold water and air dry your items. This will help preserve the colors of the marbled print. If you would like information please see the care instructions page.

Do you teach classes?

Yes! I teach public and private classes and workshops. For upcoming workshops, information, and registration you can check the events page.

If you are interested in booking a private event for your group or party please get in touch! More information can be found at the marble parties page.

Where can I shop Tempered East?

You can find our marbled products at our next pop-up in and around Portland, Maine. Check the banner at the top of our home page to see where we will be next! The best way to see our calendar is by following us on instagram or signing up to receive our newsletter.

Occassionally, we have small drops of new products on our website but it is always best to find us in person!