Locally handcrafted bears...

The Teddy Bear Shop Hobart is excited and proud to stock bears handcrafted by local Tasmanian artists!

Visit our store or contact us to find out more about the beautiful bears currently in stock.

OUR LOCAL ARTISTS:

LEAH GARFORTH: SHAMROCK BEARS

"It’s a great feeling to know you have created something from start to finish and it’s all your own work, especially when the results are pleasing." LG

SALLY WORSLEY: WORSLEY BEARS

Each of Sally’s bears is a unique, handcrafted individual with its very own character and personality.

HEATHER STEVEN: HEATHERBELL BEARS

Heather's handmade plush teddies are fully jointed and made to the highest standard with lots of love: ideal for collectors or for children as a 'forever bear'.

KERRY-LEIGH: SNO-BEARZ COTTAGE

Kerry-Leigh began making bears in 1996 for 'something to do'. Her something to do became a hobby, and her hobby became her passion. All Kerry-Leigh's work is completely designed and hand sewn by herself.

"I have often been asked where do I get my inspiration from. I'm not sure really. Sometimes it comes from seeing an item and thinking, 'I can see a bear with that.' At other times an idea 'pops' into my imagination and then my 'imagination' (rather like a horse with its nose pointed towards a warm stable and a bucket of oats) gallops off with it."

DEBBIE EVERSON'S DILLY DILBERT BEARS

 

LINDA BENSON: BENSON BEARS

The Teddy Bear Shop Hobart is delighted to stock selected bears by renowned Tasmanian designer and artist Linda Benson of Benson Bears Bears in the Bush.

"I'm proud to offer my unique bears as one of a kind, limited, and open editions. ... Over the many years that I have been making bears, I have taught myself many new techniques to achieve what I'm after in a bear. That is what's so great about this wonderful craft of bearmaking, there is never one 'right' way of doing something and you can always learn something new ..." Linda Benson