The Guild of Master Bearcrafters has achieved an outstanding 2013, sharing an overwhelming wealth of creativity and teddy bear artistry with members and visitors from around the world.
It is never easy to select individual creations to represent such an amazing body of talent, so we hope you will agree these outstanding 2013 offerings are worthy choices for the title of 'Master Bearcrafter'. They have been carefully chosen for exhibiting exceptional flair in their chosen genre in terms of expert workmanship, mastery of design and heartfelt original appeal.
'Jason' by Gregory Gyllenship
'Two Captains' by Irina Kunakh
'Paterson Polar' by Kelly Dean
'Miss Harmony' by Mireille Begijn
'Orin' by Zhanna Rassi
Congratulations to Master Bearcrafters Gregory, Irina, Kelly, Mireille and Zhanna and thank you for honouring the Guild's ethos by setting such an inspiring creative standard for our members in 2013.
Also, a huge 'thank you and well done' to our membership for continuing to create, celebrate, promote and progress the concept of 'artist bear'.
Here's to another wonderful year of bear crafting on the Guild!