URSA Awards 2013

"Reach Beyond The Stars"

Category 12

Panda Bear - All sizes, all materials.

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Domino is a panda baby cutting his first tooth. 11.8" (30cm) OOAK

and is made from Mouton (100% wool). Mouth is mini upholstery fabric. Nose and claws are made of polymer clay, tinted with oil paints.

Glass eyes and fully jointed while head is on a double mount.

Petelina Natalia
Natalia Petelina - Lugansk, Ukraine




Hartley is created from chocolate brown and white alpaca. He is designed to sit. 9 1/2" (24cm) and standing he is 14 1/2" (37cm) tall. He has needle felted details to his eyes, inner ears, nose and paw pads, with a scissor sculpted muzzle and double neck joint.

Kim Russell

Russell Bears - Ocean Reef, West Australia




Bubbles is a 6" tall panda made from chocolate brown and honey blonde vintage mink fur. OOAK and is entirely hand-stitched.

5-way jointed using cotter pin-disc joints. Black German glass eyes and hand-sculpted Polymer clay nose. Face  is scissor sculpted.  Bubbles is filled with a mix of wood wool excelsior and wool blend poly with a touch of steel shot to give her weight. She has been fully lined for durability. Tan Ultra-suede paw pads.  Around her neck she wears a Swarovski crystal heart with pearl accents hanging on a black cord.

Brenda Mize

Minky Bears - Texas, USA




Rosa is a 12" princess panda bear and made of alpaca. Her paw-pads are made of leather, and his claws are sculpted of epoxy clay. Rosa’s face has been needle felted; fur has then been rooted into the felt to give a natural look. Black glass eyes and 4-way jointed. Instead of a neck joint she has a plastic armature spine running from his head down to her tail. This armature allows her to pose easily, it is also in her front and back legs. Filled with a combination of wool, polyester, soft pellets, and bbs.  Hand made tutu using tulle, satin ribbon and flower trim. Her matching scepter is made of aluminum, tulle, and pink berries and she is wearing a crystal studded crown. 

Joanne Livingston

Desertmountainbear - Arizona USA




Yuan is 15" tall and made from black, white and brown alpaca with black leather paws. Six joints (double neck joint), lockline spine, wired arms and legs, open/close mouth, black behind painted and sculpted muzzle, hand modeled nose and claws, black English glass eyes with needle felted lids, filled with sheep's wool and soft pellets

Silke Borrmann

The Mountaineers - Goslar, Germany




Lapo is completely hand sewn and measures 8" (20cm) standing.

Made from black and white Schulte alpaca fur. German glass eyes.
Face is needle felted while his nose and claws are hand sculpted from polymer clay. His eye patches have been tinted with oil and pastel shading. 4-way cotter-pin jointed and his arms are wired. Lapo has Ultra-suede paws that have been thread sculpted and shaded with oils. Stuffed with sheep wool and encased white decorative gravel for weight. He plays with a hand made felt daisy wreath while butterflies land on his hand.

Francesca Boretti

KALEideaSCOPE - Rheinfelden Argua, Switzerland



Magda is a OOAK little panda bear 5" (14cm) tall. Made of long-pile miniature fabric. Glass eyes and filled with mohair and steel pellets.

Her nose was embroidered and face is shaded with oil paints. 5-way

Olga Ozernaya

Plushyk Teddy by Olga Ozernaya - Kiev, Ukriane




JASPER is an OOAK, hand-sewn 8" Christmas panda made from dense white and chestnut Shulte mohair. English glass star burst eyes are hand-painted in shades variegated emerald and set in eyelids from white Corriedale wool. Needle-sculpted face, clay nose and needle felted muzzle. 5-way jointed with cotter pin neck and locknut limbs and wired arms. He has chestnut coloured Ultra-suede trapunto paw pads. Filled with polyester and steel shot. Around his neck he wears a satin ribbon.

Margaret Burke

Nikkel Bears - New South Wales, Australia




Po is 6.5" tall and created from recycled ebony and ivory mink fur with ivory Ultra-suede paw pads to match. Po has ebony patches under his eyes with white accents and English black glass eyes. He as a hand sculpted clay nose in a rich dark bark colour sewn in for strength.

5-way jointed and filled with merino wool noil and poly-fil blend with steel shot for weight.

Helen Gleeson

Bare Cub Designs  - Bindoon, Western Australia




DE-JIE is an OOAK panda bear and made of dense alpaca.

17” (44cm) tall. 6-way jointed with a double jointed neck, arms can bend. Panda has an open-close mouth of leather with silicone teeth . Nose made of leather  and resin claws. Black glass eyes with lids of alpaca to open and close.  Stuffed with sheep wool, plastic pellets and steel. Panda bear can be posed in many natural positions.

Karin De Lorenzo

Karin De Lorenzo "Werkstatt Allerliebst" - Heinsberg, Germany




Odino is a Panda Bear standing 8" (cm 20)  and made with white and black English faux fur. German glass eyes and face is scissor sculpted, Nose is hand sculpted with black polymer clay without molds, than varnished. White cashmere paw pads with black cotton perle. 5-way jointed with double cotter pinned neck. Stuffed with polyfill, wool and steel balls. Hand made Bordeaux velvet hat.

Annalisa Taddei

The Tuscany Bear Maker - Tuscany, Italy

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  2 - Wee Little Outfitted Bears-Bud, 5" & under (6)
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 4 - Medium Outfitted Bear-Bud 6-11"  (11)
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