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Your support keeps the Guild of Master Bearcrafters running. Thank you so much for supporting our bearcrafting community with your Paypal donation!

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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

Valentines Day 2017

Posted by Carol Miller on February 5, 2017 at 22:31 0 Comments

A perfect bear..

Posted by Paula Carter on January 27, 2017 at 11:30 3 Comments

After finding some old photographs, it occurred to me this week, I made my very first teddy bear 25 years ago!  My goodness, it is hard to believe that defining moment was a quarter of a century ago.  I can't lay claim to having…
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Reurn to the world of bear making

Posted by john dale spence on January 16, 2017 at 12:58 3 Comments

Hi everyone.

Just thought that I would let you all know that I am back.

Beeen away for quite a while, unfortunately I had a relaps of my depression and have not realy done any creative work for a while.

Done some work in an…

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Getting organised for 2017!

Posted by Paula Carter on January 15, 2017 at 18:54 0 Comments

With all the Christmas and wedding preparations of the past few weeks, I didn't have time to introduce my latest teddy bear 'Winterberry' before I shot off to Whitstable to celebrate my son's wedding day. Winterberry was a lovely…
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2017 GUILD MEMBERS' SPECIAL SHOWCASE: February


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Selling bears online

Started by Sally Louise Thomas in The business of bears 16 hours ago.

First time at Hugglets 1 Reply

Started by Kat in Bear shows & exhibitions. Last reply by Paula Carter 15 minutes ago.

Guild website - sponsorship ads?

Started by Paula Carter in Guild Information Feb 1.

Groups?

Started by Paula Carter in Guild Information Feb 1.

similar business names 1 Reply

Started by john dale spence in The business of bears. Last reply by Joanne Livingston Jan 24.

2017 - where is the teddy bear heading? 2 Replies

Started by Paula Carter in The business of bears. Last reply by Michelle Doig Jan 22.

2017 GUILD MEMBERS' SUBSCRIPTION DONATION 11 Replies

Started by Paula Carter in Guild Information. Last reply by Paula Carter Feb 1.

Buildings and contents insurance when running a business from home? 3 Replies

Started by Wendi in The business of bears. Last reply by Jenny Johnson Dec 9, 2016.

China - a complicated question? 3 Replies

Started by Michelle Doig in The business of bears. Last reply by Lindsey Agostinelli Nov 12, 2016.

30th Edition of Hugglet's UK Teddy Bear Guide 3 Replies

Started by Paula Carter in Magazines and publications. Last reply by Paula Carter Dec 12, 2016.

EBAA's

Started by Paula Carter in Guild Information Oct 17, 2016.

Italian viscose 9 Replies

Started by Michelle Doig in Bear making questions, tips & discussions. Last reply by Michelle Doig Jan 22.

The Guild's Future - please comment. 108 Replies

Started by Paula Carter in Guild Information. Last reply by Paula Carter Oct 19, 2016.

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

Started by Paula Carter in Bear shows & exhibitions. Last reply by Alison Wise Oct 20, 2016.

Woburn show 12 Replies

Started by Jenny Johnson in Bear shows & exhibitions. Last reply by Jenny Johnson Sep 1, 2016.

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I've just been offered a stand at Hugglets for the first time in September, Woohoo!I'm excited about doing it, but nervous at the same time as I don't usually have too much luck with shows.I've never been as a visitor before either, and it's about…See More
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2017 TOBY Industry's Choice Award Winners

The TOBY Awards never fail to create a stir in the world of teddy bear artistry and this year is no exception. We are delighted so many of our Guild members have been honoured with a 2017 TOBY Industry's Choice Award.

Here are just a few of our many international TOBY Award winners ...

Anne-Marie Verron
France

Ron and Kristy Northman
USA

Michelle Freeman
USA

As you can see, the standard of creativity and originality was exceptionally high this year. Congratulations to our super talented Guild members!

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Waiting for Spring

After the heavy grey skies of January 2017, members are looking forward to the arrival of Spring on the Guild of Master Bearcrafters ...

Elizabeth Lloyd 
UK

Janet Young
Canada

Rebekka Omtzigt
Netherlands

A handful of early springtime teddy bears and friends have already arrived on the Guild and we are anticipating many more creations from around the world, in the coming months. 

Let's hope they bring sunshine with them!


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