Mirage is an adorable teddy bear made from soft grey extra long pile fabric. He has glass eyes and is part-filled with steel shot for a little extra weight. Jane has used delicate airbrushing around his eyes and he has suedette inner ears. She has also used intricate stitching detail on his suedette footpads for the perfect finishing touch. Mirage wears a hand knitted purple stripey wool hat that doubles up a scarf finished with a glittery purple jingle bell.
Mirage is a one-of-a-kind creation made especially for The Bear Garden.
Bear artist Jane Mogford is based in Staffordshire. She had been collecting bears for a long time when she first tried her hand at making bears in 1997. One thing led to another and in 1998 Pipkin Bears was born. Today Jane's wonderful creations can be found in the home's of collectors all around the globe and she has also won several awards for her work.
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