Hi! My name is Rasa.
As far as I remember I have always had warm feelings for bears and beary things. I love making bears, drawing or simply owning them.
I remember the story when I was in a bookstore and saw a book about bear making. I said to myself: ”No, no no… I ‘m not going to start making bears…” Later I bought a few books about bear making.
And here I am – In 2005 I started making bears „with a character“ for kids. I’m self taught bear maker, started just for a fun, tried to see how it works. And…. Now I’m hooked on it – “I’m bear addicted”.
I mostly make collectable bears (sometimes rabbits, foxes, wolves) from special bear materials: mohair, viscose and cotton, with cotter pin joints, German glass eyes, embroidered and waxed nose, usually OOAK (one of a kind) or limited edition. I prefer natural fabrics for clothing (cotton, linen, leather) and accessories (wood). I like to age my creations (or accessories) with coffee and black tea.
I love bears so much that I’ve started drawing them and that’s how my first three books (so far) in this way were born. Take a look in my Shop and you’ll find a lot of exiting things I make.