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About the Guild

WHERE BEARCRAFTERS ASPIRE TO AND INSPIRE ARTISTRY.


Mission Statement: We aim to come together as colleagues to celebrate, promote and progress the concept of 'artist bear'.

MEMBERSHIP CRITERIA:
The Guild of Master Bearcrafters is available exclusively to BEAR CRAFTERS who have been designing and selling their own range of soft sculpture teddy bears or animals professionally for AT LEAST ONE YEAR. Members must be able to demonstrate a competent and artistic level of bear crafting ability.

Please note: When applying for Guild membership you will need to include a bear website/blog or photo gallery link showcasing at least ten of your latest designs - without this, memberships will automatically be declined.


MEMBERS: You are invited to share a maximum of 20 photographs of your bear designs. Please ensure your photographs are sized at 450 pixels wide and saved at 72dpi. For further details please see 'Guild Information' in the forum.

Dolls Too! Members are invited to upload up to 15 photographs of their doll designs.

Members are welcome to update photographs at any time, but please remember to delete old photographs to stay within your 20 photograph allowance if necessary. This way we can keep the work featured fresh and inspiring for everyone!

PLEASE NOTE: In view of Ning's charging policy, all Guild members are invited to make an annual voluntary subscription contribution to help keep our community online. Please use the Paypal 'donate' button at the top left hand site of this page to make a donation, thank you!

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Susan Quinlan Doll & Bear Convention 4 - 6 May 2017

Posted by Wayne Lim on July 2, 2017 at 3:54 1 Comment

The 3 days Artist Doll & Teddy Bear Convention had a total of 135 artists which was even more than the previous year!…
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Learning Journey in USA (Part 3) ~ Lunch with Kelly Dean and visit his studio!

Posted by Wayne Lim on June 23, 2017 at 2:12 2 Comments

Joanne had specially arranged for us to have a lunch appointment with Kelly Dean! He is currently one of the best realistic bear artist in USA!…
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Ten years on

Posted by Paula Carter on June 22, 2017 at 11:24 0 Comments

On the 26th March 2007, I wrote my first blog post ...





"Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin ... although, to be honest, I'm not quite…

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Political Pathways

Posted by Paula Carter on June 22, 2017 at 11:21 0 Comments

Yesterday was General Election Day here in the UK and to be honest, I hadn't a clear view of which party I felt could safely lead the country towards a future I would like for my children and grandson. This election, nothing seemed…
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Learning Journey in USA (Part 2) ~ Visit to the R. John Wright Studio

Posted by Wayne Lim on June 22, 2017 at 2:00 2 Comments

Joanne asked Wayne if there was anything he would like to do or visit any places of interest while in USA. Immediately, the first place that sprung to his mind was the R. John Wright…
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Happy Fathers Day

Posted by Carol Miller on June 18, 2017 at 1:45 0 Comments

Happy Fathers Day 2013…

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2017 GUILD MEMBERS' SPECIAL SHOWCASE ALBUM: Summer Days!


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Summertime and the living is easy .. ?

Started by Paula Carter in The business of bears 7 hours ago.

UK Teddy Bear Guide 2018

Started by Paula Carter in Magazines and publications 7 hours ago.

Art vs Depression 6 Replies

Started by Kay Cooper in Miscellaneous. Last reply by Kay Cooper on Saturday.

Shipping large parcels overseas 11 Replies

Started by Elizabeth in The business of bears. Last reply by Christine Child Jun 30.

A traditional teddy, a BIG critique! 2 Replies

Started by Paula Carter in Critiques. Last reply by Paula Carter Jun 23.

2017 GUILD MEMBERS' SUBSCRIPTION DONATION 19 Replies

Started by Paula Carter in Guild Information. Last reply by Lyn Clapham Jun 23.

EROI numbers? 2 Replies

Started by Michelle Doig in The business of bears. Last reply by Michelle Doig Jun 8.

Faux fur online 6 Replies

Started by Susan Mitchell in Suppliers. Last reply by Susan Mitchell May 13.

2017 - where is the teddy bear heading? 7 Replies

Started by Paula Carter in The business of bears. Last reply by Paula Carter May 12.

Excellence in Bear Artistry Awards 3 Replies

Started by Paula Carter in External Competitions. Last reply by Brenda Power May 3.

Hugglets, a change of ownership

Started by Paula Carter in Bear shows & exhibitions Apr 30.

Winter Bearfest 4 Replies

Started by Paula Carter in Bear shows & exhibitions. Last reply by Paula Carter Mar 9.

First time at Hugglets 2 Replies

Started by Kat in Bear shows & exhibitions. Last reply by Kat Mar 1.

Selling bears online

Started by Sally Louise Thomas in The business of bears Feb 27.

Guild website - sponsorship ads?

Started by Paula Carter in Guild Information Feb 1.

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