Workshop Calendar

Following is my workshop calendar as it stands now. Please check back for updates!



March 8-10, 2019

Ancient Wisdom II
with Kim Beller

My Topsail Beach studio

Topsail Beach, NC

Combining elements from Earth and Sea, and building on techniques that have been used for thousands of years, Kim and I will share with you the steps for making a work of art from plaster, using hand-bound pages, Coptic binding, and embellishing with fossils, petals, and gifts from the sea.


April 12-14, 2019

Medieval Book of Trees
with Richard Salley

Jamul, California

Surely it took both a jeweler and a bookbinder to create the lavish gem-laden treasure bindings of the Middle Ages. History is going to repeat itself in April when Richard Salley and Leslie Marsh team up to bring you “The Medieval Book of Trees” - a book workshop inspired by those luxurious works of art previously owned by only royalty or God. 


May 17 - 20, 2019

Nature's Impressions
with Leighanna Light

At Leighanna's Taos Studio

Taos, New Mexico

Join us as we design and create metalworked covers, and explore different techniques for making prints and textures on papers that will be folded and stitched into rich leather-spined metal books. 


June 1-3, 2019

Expressions of Nature- a gathering by the sea

My Topsail Beach Studio

Topsail Beach, NC

Gather by the sea next summer for three glorious days with Roxanne Evans-Stout and me in beautiful Topsail Beach, North Carolina.


September 21-22, 2019

Zhen Xian Bao - Chinese Thread Book
with Kim Beller

Jamul, California

Join us as we put a new twist on the Chinese thread book Zhen Xian Bao (jen shee-ahn bah-oh) using eco-dyed and Indigo dyed papers, and then embellish our books with hand made stamps, stitching, and drawings.


  1. beautiful work, do you sell your books? Can i be added to a list to be notified when you have more details about your San jose workshop?

  2. Hola Leslie, I would like to introduce myself as Sam Leonard, the proud owner of Hacienda Mosaico located in beautiful Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Richard Salley is here with me and has suggested that we would be a good 'fit'. Your work is beautiful and if you look at my antiquated site and think you might be interested in having a retreat here....I would love to hear from you to discuss possibilities. I have many desirable dates available in 2018/19. I look forward to hearing from you. Best, sam