About Jane

Thank you for taking the time to visit my website and find out a little more about me and my bears.

My name is Jane Mogford and I have been designing and creating my PIPKINS BEARS since 1998.

I have collected bears for a long time , and much preferred my childhood bears to my dolls.

I still have them today , they take pride of place in my collection .

I also have a thing about faeries and elves and this shines through in my bears, following a visit to the fairy garden at Wookey Hole this year,

 I have created my own little fairy garden! in Staffordshire , known as the creative county, in the heart of the UK.

My love of bears evolved into a love of creating in 1997.

I found a local bear shop and  bought my first artist bear and teddy magazine.

Soon I was visiting local shows and buying fabrics and patterns.

I played around with the patterns and my first attempt was not good but very therapeutic .

I was a frequent visitor to the shop and by the end of 1998 the lady who sold me my first

artist bear was stocking Pipkins bears designed and created all by myself.

“I loved it then and still love it now”

I have taken great joy in sharing my craft with collectors across the globe for many years.

Because I am always so busy making bears I usually only find time to attend a few teddy bear shows in the UK.

However, do not despair, if you are interested in purchasing a Pipkins bears you can do so from…..

“Pipkins Bears Online Shop”

I also take on special commissions so please feel free to email me with your requirements.

I have had the honour to have won several awards for my bears.

Especially my miniatures and fantasy bears which I love creating most of all.

My bears have found new homes in all four corners of the Globe.

So no matter where you are based we can dispatch a “Pipkins Bear” direct to your door!

My pandas are especially sought after little creatures … just as well I love pandas too !!

Much time and attention to detail goes into the original design and creation of each little bearie,

be they a miniature 2.5″ or a whopping 11″ ……to create a little creature full of love and personality .

All are created by my own hand using only the finest quality , traditional components and 

fabrics . Although I do seek a second quality control check from my husband Gary 🙂

I like my bears to be tactile and heavy so they are all weighted in their tummies and most times their feet .

Please come back often, the bears love to be visited.

If you would like to be among the first to be advised of when new bears are available for adoption

then please contact me and I`ll add you to my mailing list.

hugs for now    

Jane xxx

Text and photographic images are the property of pipkinsbears & are protected by copyright ©2014

Jane asks with respect, that fellow bear makers & artists abide by rules of common courtesy , copyright & ethics and show respect for

the many years and innumerable hours she has spent, perfecting her art by not copying the design and style of her bears, text and terms.

 When you adopt a PIPKINS BEARS , Teddy Bear you can be certain that you are adopting a UNIQUE , Quality & original design by Jane Mogford.