I’m so lucky to live on a farm in Glenorie Australia, in a beautiful pocket of native bushland on the edge of the Greater Sydney limits, with my husband Dave and all of our animals. As a Milliner and Seamstress I’ve been creating artist bears for as long as I can remember and these days I find myself focussing on small highly detailed collectable bears set in tableaux, drawing on inspiration from my Indigenous heritage and memories of yesteryear.
All of their accessories and decorations are bespoke creations, from their hats and bags to their tiny knitted jackets. The stands and music boxes are also handcrafted by Dave and myself, keeping the art truly in the family. I’m so excited to share each new piece with my many bear friends, bringing smiles wherever they go. I hope you enjoy this hug of bears too…
big bear hug Merri