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’ by Gregory Gyllenship
‘George’ by Paula Carter
‘Fezziwig’ by Vicky Allum
‘Clarence’ by Paula Strethill-Smith
‘Harrison’ by Esther Pepper
‘Hornby’ by Dawn Jellis-Jones
‘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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