About Bears of Bath

About Bears of Bath

Some reviews of Carol's bears. left on ETSY:

Vanessa J on 26 Apr, 2022
5 out of 5 stars

Super Sonic!!! Wow, wow, wow, we love this spiky little guy, he is totally and utterly a-m-a-z-I-n-g. His spines are wonderfully realistic and his cute expression melts our hearts into a little puddle. The level of detail, skill and love that goes into making each of Carol's characters is truly unsurpassable, from the paw pads, to the huge ears and perfect choice of fabric, everything is outstanding and to be admired! Hedgehogs are such precious little critters and Sonic definitely has all the like characteristics, we are thrilled to have him around. Sonic was shipped promptly and packaged beautifully. It's always an absolute joy and pleasure to shop with Bears of Bath.
Vanessa J on 23 Mar, 2022
Five out of 5 stars
Adorable!!! Above and beyond what we ever expected. Lemon cake is an exceptional character in every way. Impeccably crafted and incredibly whimsical. This friendly, helpful, and undeniably talented seller was exceptionally kind and helpful to me, going out of her way to make sure that this precious gift was received by the recipient in time for their Birthday. Thank you for creating such sweet and joyous little critters, and happy memories too ????
Laurie on 12 Mar, 2022
5 out of 5 stars 

I love this little polar bear. He has so much character! Thank you so very much for coming back to Etsy, I love your little furry friends!
Iacovazzi on 03 Apr, 2022
5 out of 5 stars

Lovely creatures, well made. Fast Shipping!
Anne K Gallagher
United States
22 orders
Ordered 1 month ago
"Just adorable. . Perfect addition. To my highland cow family. Perfect for my purposes. Thank You “
"Most adorable highland cow. Going in a special spot. Great size .”

Reviews left on Bearpile

ALL 5 star rating below. 

"Super little squirrel and speedy delivery”

"As always with Carol a work of art tiny little bundle of joy sits on my PC stand while i work thank you Carol"

"yet again another wonderful creation from Carol beautifully packaged with a nice few words from herself very good value for money as superbly made "

"my second bear from Carol and what a sweetie this is wonderfully made and so cute as always wonderful service from Carol "

Delightful little Carrot is amazing came in a wonderful presentation box. Carol was super to deal with highly recomend"

"Very speedy delivery and very cute little tiger"

"Just a sweet elephant . Love her. Nicely packed for her journey across the pond. Thank You Carol "

"Rainbow Bloom is the sweetest little highland coo! So soft and beautifully crafted! The box was wrapped in plastic, thank-you for taking every precaution to ensure she arrived safe & dry!"

"I’ve been looking at your site a long time and I just love my little bunny he’s absolutely adorable thank you so much. Catherine "

"I’ve been looking at your site a long time and I just love my little bunny he’s absolutely adorable thank you so much. Catherine "

"Excellent workmanship. Carol has a great talent . Her bears are adorable and I have purchased several. She also makes different styles of bears. "

"Angel is a gorgeous and beautifully made bear that brought lots of joy and comfort! He will be deeply loved in his new home!"

This is the second Bears of Bath bear & he is exquisite! I can’t work out how Carol makes them! They are a real work of art! And most definitely unique in style & truly One Of A Kind! Carol was a pleasure to do business with & showed me so much kindness & generosity! Raspberry Pie 2 arrived really quickly & was packaged securely in a strong box, as the first bear was, & again was so beautifully presented in cellophane & such a pretty organza ribbon! Thank you so much!????
Raspberry Pie 2 a 5.5 inch Artist Bear By Bears of Bath. (#255072699205)
Lilly is gorgeous! The fabrics that she’s made from are fabulous! I absolutely adore her & she sits in the sitting room in pride of place. She arrived in next to no time in a very robust box & was presented beautifully inside! It felt like my birthday! I highly recommend this bear artist!
Lilly a 5.5 inch Artist Bear By Bears of Bath. (#255017872030)
Danke. Pink Quill ist zum verlieben süß. Ein must have Bear! Perfekte Abwicklung.
Pink Quill a 10-11 inch Capability Artist Bear by Carol's Bears of Bath (#255017879494)
Top seller. Gorgeous artist bear. Excellent communication. Very fast delivery A+
Xiang a 5.5 inch Mohair Artist Panda Bear by Bears of Bath (#254709561517)
I LOVE this little Rabbit! So happy to have it! Thank you! A++++++++
Perseus the White Rabbit an Alice in Wonderland Artist Bear By Bears of Bath. (#254608809508)

NEWS from BearsofBath

July 2022: Sadly the shop is not open at the moment

10 July 2021...coming from early August! Bears of Bath will be on retail display and for sale in Bath again. A return we have wished for for a long time: Back-to-Bath.

It is some 13 years since we first began in the Bartlett Street Antique Centre. A wonderful shop for the bears. So if you are in Bath, England, there will be an exclusive selection of bears that will only be for sale from the shop. This part of Bath is the heart of  John Wood's architecture. The Fashion Museum is just round the corner, and close by the Circus and Royal Crescent

9 June 2020 update:
Deliveries over the past month have been getting to their destinations without problems. Shipped to: UK, USA, Canada, France, Denmark, Australia, Germany. One bear got from my studio to the Customer's hands in New York, USA in 23hours! That has to be a record. 

9 May 2020 update:
FedEx Worldwide Express service available to the USA for orders over $200. If you want to have your bear delivered more quickly, or you just prefer this service, email me or checkout and let me know IMMEDIATELY after purchase so we can update your order. There is an EXTRA fee for the service, usually an extra $18 above International Tracked & Signed. I am offering the service at cost. The delivery is quoted at 24-72 hours.

23 April 2020 Update:
Worldwide Delivery now resumed. I will be posting bears out on Mondays and Thursdays. 
UK sales of Hug a Lot & Go Anywhere bears will be posted out daily.


1 April 2020

The bears all packed and patiently waiting to be sent to their new homes. All packed 20 March 2020.

26 March 2020
It is with regret as the POST OFFICE here is closed until further notice.


20 March 2020.

Coronavirus latest:   Checked with Royal Mail this morning, there are no problems with shipping UK or the world at this time. Italy could be a problem though. Signed for will be done by the delivery person to avoid close contact. This will vary from country to country, depending on what their policy is.

BUYING but not posting option. If you wish to buy a bear and not have it posted just yet I can hold it here for up to two months. 

Refunds policy: PayPal has recently changed their refund policy. PayPal no longer refunds the PayPal fee to the seller.  I hope you understand I cannot absorb that fee for a non sale. Your refund will be the original fee, less PayPal's fee.


Hugglets, Kensington, London 23 Feb. 2020

What a great day it was, meeting all you keen collectors! It's always nice to meet you and chat about the bears.

'Bears of Bath' was established in Bath, England in 2007.

The journey so far has been filled with enjoyment and discovery. My bears are
inspired by the City of Bath and the Wiltshire Countryside, where I live and work.

"My Bears are entirely handmade by me, and I take great pride in my work.
All bears come with a signed and numbered certificate BearsofBath."

Bear making requires all my artistic skills.

I've always been an artist; I can't imagine ever doing anything else. I began to draw and paint as soon as I was old enough to hold a pencil then through school, Foundation and my BA(hons) degree at Art College.
I have looked into so many ways of expressing my ideas.
Textiles, Graphic Design and Stained Glass have somehow come together to create my bears. Perhaps an unusual path but all these skills have helped. Also I can’t remember any courses on bear making being on offer?

I've been making my bears professionally for 12 years now and I still look forward to making every new bear. The ever-growing number of my adopted bears will hopefully reach the 2000th bear very soon.

I use the finest materials available.


This Polar bear, like many of the bears I make, is made using an exclusive Steiff Schulte faux fur.

Every bear I make is different, and all are made exclusively by me. I’ve added so many techniques to creations including: Acrylic painting, embroidered designs and lettering, airbrushing and sculpting. And of course I’m always looking for new ideas and techniques to stretch my imagination.


I use many bear making techniques as I love to explore all the possibilities.

Occasionally I make Exclusive bears like

'The Diamond Paw bears©' unique to Bears of Bath

Carol Birkeland-Green

See us at, Hugglets (World of Teddy Bears)
2017,18,19 & 2020

Regular Exhibitor since 2013
Kensington, London. Feb. & Sept.

Awards and in the Press

Excellence in Bear Artistry Award:

Judges Choice 2015 and Category Winner, voted by the public.

Sumana the Tiger

Sumana the Tiger

Teddy Bear Times

(Summer 2017)

British Bear Artist Award Winner 2011
& Nominee 2010

Tilly & Popcorn


How long my list of bears has grown in 12 years, over 1900 of my bears have been adopted.

Bears in many countries, especially Britain, America, Australia, Japan, Germany and Europe.

So many countries, too many to list.

I ship my bears all over the world: UK, USA, Europe, Australia, Japan & more...