Earliest Spring

William Dean Howells was a US-American author who lived from 1837 to 1920. He wrote this bespoke seasonal poem starting off with dramatic words of ruthless deathly winter, while then gliding into a warm and vibrant ode to life, that has never ended or surrendered, but was just waiting out the hard times patiently and confidently. The artist’s book is …

Manarah 1: A Divan of War

„Manarah“ is a term of Arabic origin. It means lighthouse or signpost. I have chosen this term for my series of magazine-like artist’s books. Each issue or volume in this series is meant to be a place shedding light in the sense that it offers orientation. Each issue covers one topic. The topic of issue No 1 is „War“. It …

Manarah 2: A Divan of Time

„Manarah“ is a term of Arabic origin. It means lighthouse or signpost. I have chosen this term for my series of magazine-like artist’s books. Each issue or volume in this series is meant to be a place shedding light in the sense that it offers orientation. Each issue covers one topic. The topic of issue 2 is „Time“. The nine …

Manarah 3: A Divan of Love

„Manarah“ is a term of Arabic origin. It means lighthouse or signpost. I have chosen this term for my series of magazine-like artist’s books. Each issue or volume in this series is meant to be a place shedding light in the sense that it offers orientation. Each issue covers one topic. Issue 3 is all about Love. It comes with …

Printmakers’ Day on 15 March 2020

With a heavy heart we decided to cancel this event due to the current development of coronavirus infections. Save the date!At 7. Biennale Buchkunst Weimar in late November 2019 my new artist’s book was hot off the press: “Paul Klee – Der Pfeil”. It was acquired by Klassikstiftung Weimar for the bauhaus-collection.On 15 March 2020 I’ll be presenting this book …

A farm full of books and a barn filled with stories: schedule 17-25 August

The schedule of events in August is finalised. There is much you can choose from: Open Studio, an exhibition of artist’s books, readings, guided tours. During the “tales in the barn” there’ll be readings from a choice of my artist’s books accompanied by the stories how the books came into being from a first glimpse of an idea through to …

A farm full of books and a barn filled with stories!

In 1999 I started making books in my own studio. What I had at the time was one proofing press and some metal type and a lot of enthusiasm. I went to a number of bookbinding classes. Two decades on from then I have two proofing presses, a number of smaller platen presses, some estimated 10 tons of metal type …

Printmaker’s Day

On 15 March 2019 we’ll be open for visitors. Add to this: visitors can have their go and pull a print from movable type on one of the presses. This is to celebrate that printmaking techniques like relief printing, intaglio, letterpress, lithography and others have been awarded cultural heritage status last year on 15 March. There are more than 230 …