Veronika Schäepers is a German book artist who lived and worked in Japan for 15 years. The Japanese culture and aesthetics have fascinated and influenced her ever since, leaving marks in almost all of her projects.
Veronika’s creative use of materials is what first attracts to her work. Plastic, acrylic, latex, felt, wood, oil, and vintage tissue are unusual substrates in modern bookmaking.
Veronika has created the book-making workshops especially for the Sonoma Cultural Exchange. We are using a few types of handmade mulberry paper dyed in persimmon from Japan, shibugami and katagami (traditionally used for paper stencils for dyeing textiles.)
Before attending Codex Foundation Symposium and Book Fair, February 3-6, 2019, Veronika will present her books at Sonoma Community Center on January 30, 2019 from 5-6pm.
Then the workshops will be offered twice in a private residence in Sonoma and at Workshop Residence in San Francisco.
All materials are provided except a ruler and a mat. Please bring these with you.