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Gueules de Miel Paris Teddy Show – 2016 edition

Gueules de Miel Paris Teddy Show – 2016 edition

This year, we exhibited at Gueules de Miel (Paris Teddy Show), the biggest artist bear show in France! An incredible day which ended perfectly, as I won the contest!

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Artist bears exhibit in a French castle

Artist bears exhibit in a French castle

In April, I had the pleasure to exhibit my bears in a castle, for a whole weekend! The Château de Madame de Graffigny was the perfect place to hold an arts and crafts exhibition: I had the chance to share a room with a maker whose universe completed mine... My bears were nearby tenth-size models created by Henry Bart and his wife! Our exhibition neighboors were very pleasant to talk with, we really enjoyed the two days we spent with them. Henry Bart Miniatures Here are some of the other rooms: Christian Leclerc (Émaux d'art de Longwy) Christine Strappazzon (Atelier Artabalo) Sofimilli,...

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URSA Awards 2015: Théodore & Barnabé are finalists!

URSA Awards 2015: Théodore & Barnabé are finalists!

Until the end of the month, wordwide teddy artist bear enthusiasts are called to vote for the URSA Awards finals. For 10 years, this international contest has been awarding the best bear artists. I am very proud to announce that Théodore and Barnabé are running! They are the only french bears in this final step of the competition. What are the URSA Awards? It’s a reference to Ursa Major (that reminds me of something…) but it also stands for “Unparalled beauty, Rarity of vision, Style beyond compare, Artistic merit“. Each year, this american contest occurs in two online voting rounds....

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The bear fallen from the stars in Baccarat!

The bear fallen from the stars in Baccarat!

For the FIMA Baccarat, the bears fallen from the stars had their own marquee! We were selected to be part of the Village des métiers d'art (60 craftsmen). For the occasion, 15 bears travelled with me. For 3 days, art craftsmen rubbed shoulders with art restorers and training centers. More than 40 art forms were represented durig the 3rd edition of the FIMA (International Festival of Art Forms): stone carver, industrial lamps maker, stained glass artist, doll maker… Satisfying all types of curious people! Between talented craftsmen and kind visitors, I once more made beautiful encounters.

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Discovery of Le Cent Neuf, a concept store in Nancy!

Discovery of Le Cent Neuf, a concept store in Nancy!

During a whole weekend, the bears fallen from the stars invaded the decoration concept-store "le 109". With its two floors, this shop from Nancy (France) is filled with Made in France gifts, with perfect design and originality. Let's discover a shop like no other...

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