If the first teddy was made in 1902, then the oldest teddy qualified officially as an antique in 2002. But teddy bears already sit alongside antique dolls and toys in prestigious auction houses.
The first gallery exhibition of new teddy bears was presented in New York in 1987. Since then, Bear makers found quick acceptance for their teddy bears as art objects.
The Continuing demand for old bears drives prices higher, but the demand for teddy bears made by artist is growing even faster, with prices climbing steadily. Bearga Gallery presents artist teddy bears, Bear painting and Bear images giftware.
We also offer classroom for those who want to make themselves a beautiful and unique handmad teddy bears. As much as I enjoy sharing my bears with other people. I get even greater satisfaction from teaching classes in bear making. I think that watching someone finish her bear is like watching a persn falling love for the first time. When the new bear maker complete the last stiches on the face and sets the eyes, the teddy bear comes alive, and so does a special new sparkle in the bear maker’s heart. Artist Hyunju (Julie) Ko.