Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Teddy Tidbit: The Traditional Teddy Bear by UK Guild Member Claire Ryan

For over one hundred years the teddy bear has been a symbol of comfort for both the young and young at heart.  Contemporary artists of traditional bears honour this heritage, whilst bringing to it their own inimitable style ...

Frasier
‘Frasier’ by Gregory Gyllenship

George
‘George’ by Paula Carter

Fezziwig
‘Fezziwig’ by Vicky Allum

Clarence
‘Clarence’ by Paula Strethill-Smith

TRI2DFA
‘Harrison’ by Esther Pepper

Hornby
‘Hornby’ by Dawn Jellis-Jones

Denberry Truffle
‘Denbury Truffle’ by Michelle Doig

It is a sign of the artist’s skill that they are able to take the simple elements of the traditional ted – glass eyes, an embroidered nose – and turn them into a teddy companion of heart-tugging soulfulness.

Our thanks to UK Guild Member Claire Ryan, for sharing this 'Teddy Tidbit'.

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