Bears from Middle-earth
Shaneen and Annetta live on a farm in beautiful rural West Auckland, New Zealand. We have been enjoying our bear making since 2000. Shaneen developed her unique 'Bears from Middle Earth' after attending a design workshop with John Renpenning from Canada in 2003. The last few years have seen her bears hibernate while she brought up her family. Annetta has continued to be very involved with the bear world, running workshops with overseas artists at her studio, teaching, and trading at shows in New Zealand and Australia. With Shaneen's children now independent, Shaneen and Annetta have been working together on Shaneen's designs. As well as creating bears from the original concept, together we have diversified a little from the original designs, and enjoyed incorporating new trends.
Thank you Wendy for your encouragement. We are delighted to present our collection of 'Bears from Middle Earth' on your show.