BIO /english

VER  ET  FRAMBOISE


Veretframboise@sunrise.ch
041/26/912.13.26

english

Nicole Zumkeller , born 1964, professional dancer and Pilates teacher. Fonded her own dance school in 1990. She teaches everyday, after 6 to 8 hours at the glass studio.

Eric Seydoux, born 1959, professional artist painter, healer and meditation teacher.

Seasoned and frequent travelers to Asia, and North America, they started glass beadmaking by chance, after a meeting with the pionneers of the « american glassbead renaissance » at the international Bead Bazaar and Symposium in Santa Fe in 1994.

Kristina Logan at first, and during the following year, Helga Seimel, Jim Smircich, Kevin O’Grady, Keith Kreiter, Virginia Flowers, Tom Holland, Sage, Dan Adams. They all generously shared their passion and skills.

1994, both became members of the ISGB, international society of glassbeadmakers, and progressively part-time to full time beadmakers. Since 1995, they teach 2 to 6 classes a year in Europe.
Their students ( about 450 so far) come from most european countries all around. It is very common to teach in 3 different languages in the same class. In 1999, they have been invited by the ISGB, to give a lecture at their annual convention in Scottsdale about « inspiration – how to find your own style».

They sell mostly finished jewelry (collectors beads mostly in USA and Japan) in Art Galleries, in Europe, USA , Japan, on craft shows, and in their studio. They also work intensively with several archeological museums for making replicas and researches, as well as with professional jewellers.


Main Galleries and Shows

1995 - 1996 : Glas Tec, Düsseldorf, Germany.
1996 – 1997: Y’ Vart Gallery, Yverdon, Switzerland.
1996 – 2002 Artichoses - swiss Artcraf show,Lutry, Switzerland.
1997 – 2000 Reflections Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland.
1997 - 2002 Bottegha del’ Arte Gallery, Ascona, Switzerland.
1998 : Château de Vuillerens, Nyon, Switzerland.
1998 - 1999 : Thompson Gallery New-York, USA.
1998 : Seto Art Museum, collective SGB exhibition, Japan.
1998 - 2001: Cicatrice, Lausanne, Switzerland.
1998 - 2003, Urban Glass Gallery, New York, USA.
1999 : Linda Bermann Glass Gallery, Scottsdale/Phoenix , US .
1999 : Wohnung und Kunst, Hamburg, Germany.
2000 : Glendale Bead Museum, permanent exhibition, AZ, USA.
2000 : Craft & Folk Art Museum, permanent exhibition, Los Angeles, USA. 2000 : 6 month travelling exhibition in Japan.
2001 : Manin 56, Murano, Italy, permanent exhibition.
2001 : Nara – Japan Lampwork festival 2002: Japan Lampwork Festival, Nagano, Japan.
2003 : Hsinchu Int. Gléass Art Festival, Hsinchu, Taïwan.
2004 : Dream Space Gallery, Lutry, Suisse.
2000 - 2012 : Les Artisanes, Bulle, Suisse.

Articles

  • Ornament Magazine, Summer 1997 issue. (english)
  • Ceramique et Verre, may –june 1999 isssue. (french)
  • Bead Release 2002 (english)
  • Werkspuren, Sommer 2000

Books:

  • Glass beadmaking, Jim Kervin, 2002 (english)
  • Glass Beads, C, Jenkins, 2003 (english)
  • The Profusion Glassbeads Feast, Taiwan 2003 (chinese)
  • 1000 Glass Beads, Larks Books 20004 (english)
  • The Masters series, Larks Books 2007 (english)
  • Glassperlen Eigenart, A.M. Baum 2007 (german)
  • Tempest catalog
…. And several national newspapers and magazines.