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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!

Blog Posts

Thanksgiving 2016

Posted by Carol Miller on November 24, 2016 at 15:00 0 Comments

   My bears have…

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Hugglets Teddies 2016, 11 September 2016

Posted by Wayne Lim on September 23, 2016 at 2:45 2 Comments

Hugglets is well known for hosting 2 Teddy…
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Hugglets, a salute

Posted by Paula Carter on October 19, 2016 at 11:29 1 Comment

For 30 years, Glenn and Irene Jackman, organisers of our much loved 'Hugglets Festivals', have painstakingly created this fabulous guide to teddy bear businesses, both in the UK and around the world. The Guide not…
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Dress Dilemma

Posted by Paula Carter on October 17, 2016 at 17:24 0 Comments

I'm so torn with this lovely bear, should I dress him for the Autumn weather and cover his beautiful Schulte kid mohair, or should I simply leave him 'nekkid' and show off that glorious fur? It's a bit of a dress dilemma, I can't make…
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2016 GUILD MEMBERS' SHOWCASE: Whimsy


Forum

China - a complicated question? 3 Replies

Started by Michelle Doig in The business of bears. Last reply by Lindsey Agostinelli Nov 12.

30th Edition of Hugglet's UK Teddy Bear Guide 1 Reply

Started by Paula Carter in Magazines and publications. Last reply by Debora Hoffmann Oct 19.

EBAA's

Started by Paula Carter in Guild Information Oct 17.

Italian viscose 5 Replies

Started by Michelle Doig in Bear making questions, tips & discussions. Last reply by Lindsey Agostinelli Sep 28.

The Guild's Future - please comment. 108 Replies

Started by Paula Carter in Guild Information. Last reply by Paula Carter Oct 19.

Shows, do they still 'work' for you? 13 Replies

Started by Paula Carter in Bear shows & exhibitions. Last reply by Alison Wise Oct 20.

Woburn show 12 Replies

Started by Jenny Johnson in Bear shows & exhibitions. Last reply by Jenny Johnson Sep 1.

Owl ....a work in progress..... 5 Replies

Started by Jenny Johnson in Work-in-progress. Last reply by Valerie C. Woodard Nov 8.

Getting product/public insurance 7 Replies

Started by Helen Mawson in The business of bears. Last reply by Gail Parsons Sep 1.

A colourful topic 8 Replies

Started by Paula Carter in Bear making questions, tips & discussions. Last reply by Debora Hoffmann Sep 12.

Excellence in Bear Artists Awards 5 Replies

Started by Michelle Doig in Bear shows & exhibitions. Last reply by Paula Carter Jul 2.

Button making 10 Replies

Started by Paula Carter in Bear making questions, tips & discussions. Last reply by Paula Carter Jun 4.

Guild Facebook Page

Started by Paula Carter in Social Media Jun 2.

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Thanksgiving 2016

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I have just moved house and enquired about the above insurance and was told by a particular company that they won’t insure the property because  I don’t have product and public liability insurance, and I advertise on the internet!I stopped my…See More
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