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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

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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Learning Journey in USA (Part 1) ~ Making a Realistic Bear with Joanne Livingston

Posted by Wayne Lim on June 17, 2017 at 17:25 3 Comments

Joanne Livingston is one of the best realistic bear artist based in USA. She has been making bears for more than 30…
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2017 GUILD MEMBERS' SPECIAL SHOWCASE ALBUM: June


Forum

2017 GUILD MEMBERS' SUBSCRIPTION DONATION 19 Replies

Started by Paula Carter in Guild Information. Last reply by Lyn Clapham on Friday.

Guild website - sponsorship ads?

Started by Paula Carter in Guild Information Feb 1.

Groups?

Started by Paula Carter in Guild Information Feb 1.

The Guild's Future - please comment. 108 Replies

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

EBAA's

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

Would you like to help sponsor the Guild Blog in 2017? 10 Replies

Started by Paula Carter in Guild Information. Last reply by Paula Carter Jan 15, 2016.

Master Bearcrafters' Awards 8 Replies

Started by Paula Carter in Guild Information. Last reply by Paula Carter Sep 30, 2015.

Our Guild, the way forward .. 6 Replies

Started by Paula Carter in Guild Information. Last reply by Michelle McKune Jul 4, 2015.

Blogging our Guild: the why's and how's

Started by Paula Carter in Guild Information Mar 20, 2015.

PLEASE READ: Guild Members' Photo Allowance 12 Replies

Started by Paula Carter in Guild Information. Last reply by Paula Carter Mar 18, 2015.

GUILD FACEBOOK FAN PAGE 4 Replies

Started by Paula Carter in Guild Information. Last reply by Paula Carter Feb 9, 2015.

Sizing photographs for Guild use 3 Replies

Started by Paula Carter in Guild Information. Last reply by Becky Chase Aug 5, 2013.

Adding Album cover photos 3 Replies

Started by Paula Carter in Guild Information. Last reply by Paula Carter Jul 2, 2013.

GUILD BLOG! 14 Replies

Started by Paula Carter in Guild Information. Last reply by Sandra Marie Mar 29, 2013.

The Guild's Facebook and Blog pages 13 Replies

Started by Paula Carter in Guild Information. Last reply by Doreen Frost Mar 21, 2013.

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Learning Journey in USA (Part 3) ~ Lunch with Kelly Dean and visit his studio!

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