Who we are:
The Taiwan Teddy Bear Association have been involved
with teddy bears since 2003. The association is organized and run
by Mr.Yauh-Zeng Lin (YZ), a keen teddy bear collector and teddy
bear artist. He
main focus is to introduce the Taiwan market to collector mohair
teddy bears and promote the Taiwanese Bear Artist. To achieve and
reach his goal, with the help of his wife Karen Wei, another collector
and teddy bear artist, they run a teddy bear shop, selling artist
bears, bear making supplies and other bear related items.. They
offer all kinds of bear making classes, often asking International
bear artists to give lessons in bear making at their shop. During
the year they have many promotions and end each year with an International
Bear Show and competition. This is the 5th year of the exhibition
and to celebrate the first ever Chinese teddy bear book (in Chinese)
will be published. Copies can be obtained from Mi-Shen Publication.
The show is a well organized one, gets press and
TV coverage and sees bear artists from around the world taking part.
Special hotel discounts and tours are arranged for visiting participants.To
continue with promoting the world of bears should any artist wishing
to take part in the November Taiwan Teddy Bear exhibition and competition
please visit the website ww.twtba.org.tw. where further details
can be found.
Artists entering both the 2008 Olympic Challenge
and the Taiwan Teddy Bear Competition will get a 5% discount on
the entry fee for the Taiwan Teddy bear competition. Please read
the rules that apply to this competition on the website ww.twtba.org.tw.
Lynette Kennedy is a teddy bear artist living in
South Africa. She has been involved with bear making for the past
12 years and has travelled extensively during this period, promoting
and selling her bears around the world. In South Africa she has
recently opened a shop, gives bear making classes, and is the International
representative for the Taiwan Teddy Bear Association.
Both Yauh-Zeng Lin and Lynette Kennedy are striving
to help promote and keep the collector teddy bear market alive and
introduce this wonderful craft to others.
||Taiwan Teddy Bear Association
Add: 1F, No.14, Alley 27, Lane 90, Desing E. Rd.,
Shihlin District, Taipei City 11147, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Fax: +886-2-2832-2605 or +886-2-2833-7939