Growing up in Los Angeles, California, Marcia Watt’s family’s idea of fun was to spend hours at used bookstores, and so began her love affair with paper and books. At Reed College she studied calligraphy with Father Robert Palladino. Later, while working as a preservation librarian at Yale University, she studied book arts, including book-binding, paper marbling and paste paper, at the Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven, Connecticut.
She is a member of the Friends of Dard Hunter, Atlanta Friends of the Alphabet, and the Guild of Book Workers. Her work has been exhibited and sold in Oregon, Connecticut, Wisconsin, and Georgia.