About Bears of Bath

About Bears of Bath



'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."



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 soon.







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




 Member: Guild of Master Bearcrafters




 

  See us at Hugglets 2017 & 18
  Regular Exhibitor since 2013

 



Awards and in the Press

Excellence in Bear Artistry Award:

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


 

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...

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