Jan Bohuslav Sobota (Master of Bookbinding in categories Design Bindings and Restoration) and Jarmila Jelena Sobotova (Master of Bookbinding in categories Design Bindings a Decorative Papers) belong among internationally renowned design bookbinders.
Their work is often published in bookbinding magazines and is represented in numerous private and public collections in the Czech Republic, England, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Israel, Canada, Germany, Greece, Sweden, Switzerland, The Vatican and The United States. Their artistic bindings and objects have been presented at 32 solo exhibits and they participated in over 160 group exhibits in countries on four continents. They have received many prestigious prizes for their work.
Over the years, Jan and Jarmila, have passed on their knowledge and experience to hundreds of bookbinders through professional workshops and in their private school, the School of Bookbinding and Restoration in Ohio and Texas. Today, they continue in this tradition in the bookbinding studio „Sobotas‘ Artistic Bookbinding“ in Loket, Czech Republic where they teach visiting students from all around the world.
Jan has passed away on May 2nd 2012.
To honor Jan’s experience and skills Jarmila continues with bookbinding work and teaching.
J&J Sobotas' Book Art Studio
357 33 Loket
tel: +420 352 685 130