Deb Canham Art Of Toys Featured Artist 2012
Deb Canham Art Of Toys Featured Artist 2012 with her wonderful miniature dragons and monsters thou Deb Canham has been a leading figure in the bear world since 1987 when she became the UK’s first miniature bear artist. In 1996, Deb opened her own design company with the desire to produce only numbered limited edition pieces for the figurine/collectible market. She believed that if collectors liked small porcelain bears as an ornament then they might just love a small fabric bear for the same reasons. As a ‘Bear Artist’ Deb had never enjoyed making the same bear twice. So now she enjoys seeing her creations expertly reproduced in numbered limited editions and enjoyed by a much larger audience. I have been a huge fan of Deb’s work and was so happy to find her at NY Toy Fair in 2012 that we featured her work in a couple of shows.
Deb Canham began making and designing bears in 1986 at her kitchen table. It took that business to a manufacturing level and now she sells her designs to stores all over the world. She also does her own one of a kind studio pieces. Deb has also written books on making and designing bears and other animals. Deb was the main designer for the `Little Gem Teddy Bear Company` and also designed big bears for `Teddy Herman Original in Germany. She enjoys lecturing on her entrepreneurial adventures in her spare time.