Welcome to Box Bears.
The home of traditional handcrafted collectors bears and their friends.
I started making bears when I tried to replace my husband’s beloved red bear I lost in Copenhagen.
The first bear was a real success and I enjoyed making ‘Chester’ so much I have never stopped.
I was born and raised in Canada and trained in bespoke tailoring and period costume. I was given a research grant from the Canadian Arts Council to study period costume at the V & A Museum.
I have now lived in London for 10 years and have married a lovely Yorkshire man.
My bears have been featured in UK Magazines
”Teddy Bear Scene” and “Teddy Bear Club International”
Finalist E.V.A.’s 2002 & Short listed Readers Choice Awards 2003
British Bear Artist Awards 2004
Winner BBA Awards 2005
I am a member of the British Toy makers Guild.
All my bears are original designs and made by myself, Sharon McCormack.
I make each bear using the finest English or Schulte Mohair.
English glass eyes, wood wool, poly-fibre & pre-bagged steel shot.
With either cotter pins or nuts and bolt joints.
My husband names all the bears after Cities, Towns or places in the U.K., maybe you can find a bear named after your home town!
Each bear comes with a “box bears” label sewn in and a swing tag with the bear’s name and edition number, signed by myself all contained in a lovely wooden gift box.
All my animals are for collectors only.
Not suitable for children under 14 years.