Suzanne's work has been exhibited nationally and
internationally. She sells her books locally in the Bay Area, and to private collectors and university libraries throughout the United States and abroad. Her books can be found in the libraries of Duke University, Princeton University, and the University of California at Los Angeles, to name a few. She also teaches bookbinding classes with her father. Suzanne lives with her husband and two daughters in Santa Cruz, California.
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Suzanne Lydia (Thomas) Weinert was born in 1984 in Santa Cruz, California and grew up in the stimulating environment of printing presses, handmade paper and fine crafted books. She is a second-generation bookbinder and artist, the daughter of world-renowned book artists Peter and Donna Thomas. On her own and in collaboration with her parents, Suzanne writes, prints and binds both one-of-a-kind and editioned miniature artist books. She also crafts colorful book earrings and book jewelry. See more of her work.
Suzanne's career started early, with award winning letterpress and artist's books made while in grade school. During this time, she attended the annual meetings of the Miniature Book Society with her mother, father, and older sister. When she was just six years old, Suzanne received the Society's "Distinguished Book Award" in 1992 for her limited edition miniature book "The Pretty Rocks." She has attended numerous book arts related conferences and met countless papermakers and printers throughout the world. This exposure has shaped her artistic sensibility, and has inspired her to develop her own unique style.
Suzanne began her undergraduate studies at San Diego State University in California and continued by studying abroad at Deakin University in Warrnambool, Australia. In 2007, Suzanne graduated from Humboldt Sate University with a Bachelor of Arts, with an emphasis in Art Education and Book Arts.