Suzanne Schmollgruber is the school director of the Centro del Bel Libro Ascona (CBL).
Her responsibilities include teaching courses, coordinating guest instructors and overseeing the continued development of the course program.
Thanks to her broad international experiences and contacts, she is always able to bring new impulse to the department of Bookbinding and Design.
Suzanne is trained as a hand bookbinder in Lausanne and Sion from 1988 to 1992.
In 1992/1993 she attended a year long advanced training program at the CBL under the direction of Edwin Heim.
Between 1994 and 2007 she continued her advanced training in different countries with other well known professionals such as: Hedi Kyle, Peter Aegerter, Jean-Luc Honegger, Sün Evrard, Carmencho Arregui and Pamela Moore.
From 1993 until 1996 she worked as a hand bookbinder in Basel.
From 1996 until 2005 she worked in Barcelona as a free-lance bookbinder running her own workshop.
During that time she also taught courses in her studio and at schools throughout Spain.
In 2005 she moved to Milan, Italy where she continued her free-lance work as a fine binder and taught nationally and internationally.
As the director of the CBL, Suzanne travels worldwide to participate in fairs and exhibitions and as a guest lecturer.
Since 2013 she is an activ member of buchundform and has been the the president of the group from 2013 to 2020.
Suzanne will do a masterclass here in Summer 2023.