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Doll's Too!


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

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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Hidden Talents Group


 

Members

2017 GUILD MEMBERS' SPECIAL SHOWCASE: July


Forum

Did you receive ...?

Started by Paula Carter in External Competitions Jul 24.

Summertime and the living is easy .. ? 2 Replies

Started by Paula Carter in The business of bears. Last reply by Paula Carter Jul 22.

UK Teddy Bear Guide 2018 7 Replies

Started by Paula Carter in Magazines and publications. Last reply by Paula Carter yesterday.

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.

Art vs Depression 6 Replies

Started by Kay Cooper in Miscellaneous. Last reply by Kay Cooper Jul 15.

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.

Hugglets, a change of ownership

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

Excellence in Bear Artistry Awards 3 Replies

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

Winter Bearfest 4 Replies

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

Selling bears online

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

First time at Hugglets 2 Replies

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

Guild website - sponsorship ads?

Started by Paula Carter in Guild Information Feb 1.

Latest Activity

Paula Carter replied to Paula Carter's discussion UK Teddy Bear Guide 2018
"Hope it goes well for you Sue. I've decided to go with just a text listing this year ... it will be interesting to see how we both get on! :)"
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Elizabeth posted photos
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Sue Powell posted a photo
Saturday
Sue Powell replied to Paula Carter's discussion UK Teddy Bear Guide 2018
"I Have decided to have a go at a colour photo in the gallery and a listing to it will interesting to see if I get any results from this."
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Brendan Daly is attending Paula Carter's event
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Teddies 2017 at Kensington Town Hall, London SW8

September 10, 2017 all day
Hugglets Teddy Bear Festivals are held twice a year at Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, London, England. There are over 170 stands with thousands of bears on sale. See More
Friday
Rachel Summersby posted photos
Friday
Brendan Daly posted a photo

Alberto

I dyed gold English mohair a plum colour to make Alberto, who is 14 inches (35.5 cm) tall.
Wednesday
Anne-Marie Verron liked Wayne Lim's blog post Susan Quinlan Doll & Bear Convention 4 - 6 May 2017
Aug 15
A discussion started by Paula Carter was featured

Did you receive ...?

Hello,Am wondering if I am the only person not to have received their 2017 EBAA award yet? I did receive two trophies for both my winning entries, but one was incorrectly etched (it was just a copy of the first one, not a trophy celebrating the bear…See More
Aug 14
Paula Carter posted photos
Aug 14
Paula Carter posted a photo
Aug 14
Paula Carter posted photos
Aug 14
An event by Paula Carter was featured
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Teddies 2017 at Kensington Town Hall, London SW8

September 10, 2017 all day
Hugglets Teddy Bear Festivals are held twice a year at Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, London, England. There are over 170 stands with thousands of bears on sale. See More
Aug 14
Gemma Gyles is now a member of The Guild of Master Bearcrafters
Aug 7
Silke Hirschfelder liked Petelina Natalia's photo
Aug 6
Petelina Natalia posted photos
Aug 5
Lesley Stipanov posted photos
Aug 5
Lindsey Agostinelli posted a photo

Romano

5.5" mohair
Aug 3
 
 
 

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