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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!

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Advice please about a good policy to use especially with paypal and ebay sales?

Posted by Catharina Kammers on October 9, 2017 at 14:02 1 Comment

Hi ,

Im struggle at the moment with  get the right information to use a policy and return rights for customers who buy a bear .

from you, I did search trough some web pages but cant find the  answer i search for.

What are the…

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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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2017 GUILD MEMBERS' SPECIAL SHOWCASE: September

Forum

advice on good policys for when we sell are bears face to face or online 3 Replies

Started by Catharina Kammers in The business of bears. Last reply by Paula Carter Oct 11.

bendable arms 2 Replies

Started by Elizabeth in Bear making questions, tips & discussions. Last reply by Elizabeth Oct 11.

Blocking pains in the rear end 2 Replies

Started by Jenny Johnson in The business of bears. Last reply by Jenny Johnson Sep 11.

Teddy Bear Guide... not worth it or worth it ? 9 Replies

Started by Jenny Johnson in The business of bears. Last reply by Paula Carter Sep 22.

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 8 Replies

Started by Paula Carter in Magazines and publications. Last reply by Elaine Hirst Aug 28.

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! 5 Replies

Started by Paula Carter in Critiques. Last reply by Paula Carter Sep 11.

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? 2 Replies

Started by Paula Carter in Guild Information. Last reply by Paula Carter Aug 31.

Groups?

Started by Paula Carter in Guild Information Feb 1.

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Elizabeth replied to Elizabeth's discussion bendable arms
"Thank you Michelle for replying. My project is to have a bear holding a bear so I thought of curving the arms so that they bend. I will add wire so they stay bent and I think I'll add some length too. I like the idea of the magnet - hadn't…"
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Paula Carter replied to Catharina Kammers's discussion advice on good policys for when we sell are bears face to face or online
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Catharina Kammers replied to Catharina Kammers's discussion advice on good policys for when we sell are bears face to face or online
"Thank you michelle wil have a read later again, I think I did understand the rules as UK seller , but get a written policy I can use to add to my invoices etc seems to be a bit more complicating where I'm sure I cover myself in the right…"
Oct 11
Michelle Doig replied to Elizabeth's discussion bendable arms
"Not sure what you mean here Elizabeth. Are you putting wire in the arm to make it bend? Or do you mean the actual shape? If you are using armature then just a slight bend and not stuffing too hard will allow the arm to bend into different positions.…"
Oct 11
Michelle Doig replied to Catharina Kammers's discussion advice on good policys for when we sell are bears face to face or online
"If you are a UK seller then you have to abide by the distant selling laws. Here is a link that explains your responsibility as an on line seller. It is clear and easy to…"
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Here comes Summer!

Here comes Summer on the Guild of Master Bearcrafters! 

We hope you enjoy this selection of beautiful Summer themed creations by some of our members ...

Melanie Jayne
UK

Natalia Petelina
Ukraine

Silke Hirschfelder
Germany

Rachel Summersby
UK

Michelle Doig
UK

Wishing you all a fun filled Summer 2017!

:-)

A hint of Spring

It's just around the corner ...
 yes, here comes a hint of Spring 2017 at last!

Elizabeth Lloyd
UK

Natalia Petelina
Ukraine

Kay Cooper
Australia

Vicky Lougher
USA

We look forward to bringing you the best of Spring on The Guild of Masterbearcrafters, in the coming weeks!


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