Monday, 8 April 2013

Five Featured Artists

Today I'd like to share another five of our 'Featured Artists' with you.  These highly talented Guild Bearcrafters were selected on the Guild members' website last week, for setting a high creative standard ... enjoy!

'Aileana' by Cheryl Hutchison from the US

'Aileana' is a lovely example of Cheryl's work.  Those sweet little needle felted paws and eyelids and soft shading, ease this beautifully presented teddy girl from traditional through to contemporary style.

'Caramba' by Ellen Borggreve from the Netherlands

Ellen's interpretation of the raccoon is utterly endearing, bridging the divide between realism and 'teddy' perfectly!

'Anastasia' by Katherine Hallam from the United Kingdom

Katherine's fabulous felted faces bring a fresh and humorous flair to teddy bear design and her technical detailing is outstanding!

'Hughey' by Michelle Nunnery from the USA

Michelle's 'Hughey' is a fun take on the teddy bear theme, proving that little bears aren't just cute, they can be batty too!

'Faun' by Zhanna Rassi from the Lebanon

 'Faun' is a wonderfully expressive example of Zhanna's approach to teddy bear design ... a fascinating mystical creature from her imaginary world!

I hope you have enjoyed this glimpse into the work of some of our outstanding Guild Bearcrafters and am sure you will agree that our members' teddy bear designs in 2013 are artistic, creative and above all, inspirational!

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