I make collectable contempory and vintage style mohair bears from my home in the Shropshire, England UK.
I just simply adore collectable bears :0)
I began making bears back in the late 70's to fund my art & design college days. I then went on to study photography, and have since had a carear as a digital artist. I later qualified as a Reflexologist and Aromatherapist before settling at home to be with my two small children.
With two small children at school, I now have extra time to indulge my much awaited passion for bear making, and help fund the house hold budget.
Each new OOAK bear is carefully designed on paper. I then spend hours of carefully hand stitching, filling and embroidering each new OOAK precious bear to create a completely unique personality...
I curently suffer from an inflamatory illness which adversly effects my joints this slows down the ammount of bears I can produce each year, so every bear I finish is very special to me as it is totally hand made with lots of attention to detail.
I find designing new bears is limited only by my own imagination and the stock of mohair I currently hold! Teddy bears are the perfect compliment to porcelain dolls and adorn nicely many collectors cuboards, shelves and window sills.
Currently my bears range from 4 -29 inches tall. Each bear is one-of-a-kind. They are fully jointed and made of mohair with wool felt or ultrasuede paws, glass or shoebutton eyes, and each bear has a handstitched nose of cotton. My bears are occassionally dressed. Often Airbrushed, hand painting, dyed and distressed using my own techniques. These are often used to bring out each bears' character. As such, my bears are meant solely for the adult collector to gently hug and hold. I try to make each bear an adult collector’s bear made to be proud of forever....
Your interest and satisfaction are both very important to me...
I really appreciate the feedback I get from everyone all over the world who have collected my bears. This is far more important to me than fame and fortune...
Thank you for helping me and sharing with me my most precious indulgence.
Contact me by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
54 Years Old