Hello! My name is Anne-Marie VERRON, I create contemporary bears since 2006, I live in Nancy (France), a city famous for its Place Stanislas, one of the most beautiful squares in the world.
In 2013, I was the French Artist of the Year, during the French Teddy Awards, thanks to my clown Jules.
Since 2014, I am the first bear maker to be a member of the prestigious Art Workshops of France: artist bears are quite unknown in France, so it is a great recognition as an arts and crafts discipline.
In 2015, for my first participation, I had the honour to get a TOBY Industry's Choice Award, for my bear Leon and an URSA award for Theodore & BarnabГ©. I was also thrilled to get a TOBY in 2016, 2017 and 2018. I also got the Gueules de Miel trophee in Paris for Peau d'Г‚ne (Donkeyskin) in 2016.
Sometimes, I also compete for art prizes in France. For my piece Dagobear, I won a prize in an art competition held by the city of Reims! I was honoured to be awarded, as I was competing against glassworkers and ceramists for instance. In 2018, I got a trophee in the Luxemburg art and crafts fair.
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