Its all in the name 'Arctophilia' meaning 'Love of Bears" this wonderful word emcompasses exactly how I feel about Teddy Bears.

I am personally an avid arctophile, artist and designer of my own branded award winning 'Arctophilia'artist bears...

 

My love of soft sculpture began in the early 1970s and grew while later studying art & design... I had no idea back then that this would lead me into the wonderful world of collectable mohair bears…

I currently work as a director and creative designer for Mohair Bear Making Supplies Ltd, which is a wholesale/retail, bear craft supplies business...

When I’m not designing new mohair bears, mohair bear patterns, and Mohair Bear Kits You will find me training potentially new teddy bear makers in the fine art of quality mohair bear making. I regularly hold bear making day courses and one to one bear making workshops teaching the art of collectable mohair bear making…

Both people’s interest and satisfaction are both very important to me. Making collectable teddy bears that bring happiness to people is so rewarding...

Tutoring in teddy bear making now gives me the opportunity to utilize and pass on the vast wealth of design knowledge I have mastered over the years to these novice new bear makers...

 

"This is a job that fulfills me... I will never take for granted how lucky I am to have been blessed with all that my life is, and all that I am" "My legacy is to now hopefully pass on joy and happiness to others through my creative design work  and tutoring"...