URSA Awards 2017

12th Annual
ppp-Competition

"Reach Beyond The Stars"

 

 

 

Country flags of the artists competing.

 


 
Australia
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Canada
China
Germany
Hong Kong
Italy
 
18
Macau
Netherlands
New Zealand
Rep of Moldova
Russia
Scotland
Ukraine
England
USA
 

 

 

Category 1

Wee Little Bears or Buds - 5" and Under - Bare - Any materials.


Large photographs are shown so you can see and judge each bear's details.

Entries are in order by the date they were received.

 
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1.1

1.1

Mamschy is a small teddy, 12 cm or  4.7" tall and made of alpaca in white and brown sewn and black mohair. Has black glass eyes, is 5-way jointed for fully mobile, filled with filling wool and steel granules. The soles consist of cashmere and sculpted. Face is painted, nose is  embroidered and waxed. Mamschy was completely sewn by hand.

Silvia Maier
Maisi-Baeren - Offenhousen, Austria

 

1.2

1.2

Cheer Up Sleepy Jean is a OOAK 4" miniature bear. His fur is hand dyed long pile Sassy synthetic and the paw pads are ultrasuede. He is 5-way jointed, and firmly filled with glass beads and polyfil. His nose is hand stitched with stranded cotton. The hand painted glass eyes and ultrasuede mouth all open/close! The bottom eyelids are leather cords. His lips are even sewn separately from ultrasuede. Sleepy has  hand sculpted and shaded face, hands and feet.  He was finished off simply with silk ribbon.  

Wendy Walker
M. E. Bears - Queensland, Australia

 

 

 

1.3

1.3

Thiago is a little sloth 4“ tall and fully stretched from head to claws. Made from alpaca, microfiber  and ultra-suede.
5-way-jointed, with wired legs and arms, molded claws. Black German glass-eyes with embroidered eyelids. Stuffed with fibrefill and steel shot.

Natascha Sabo
LeftyBears - Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany

 

 

 

1.4

1.4

Butterfly Dominik is a miniature bear 3.5" (8cm) tall.

5-way jointed. Made from mohair and stuffed with wool. Glass eyes. The bear has wings which are hand made of wool. Wings can be removed and put on like a backpack.

Samotoshina Tatyana
Fly-Bears - St. Petersburg, Russia

 

1.5

1.6

Biscuit is made from extra long pile upholstery velvet with little guard hairs in winter-white and brown. English black glass eyes, 5-way cotter pin jointed and filled with poly and steel balls. 4 1/2" tall and has been both needle and scissor sculpted with hand shading. He has cream cashmere paw pads and a Perle cotton nose. Biscuit wears a hand made ruff and goldtone bell around his neck.

Lynn Bowie
Madabout Bears - Dalry Ayrshire, Scotland

 

 

 

1.6

1.6 

Mouse is one-of-a-kind and standing 5" tall. Made from  gray faux fur. Mouse has sculpted epoxy clay nose and eyelids. Brown German blown glass eyes. Mouse is 5-way jointed and has Ultra-suede foot pads. Wire armature in his arms allows for additional posing. He has been needle and scissor sculpted for expression and shaded with oils.

Tracy (Lee) Meier
ThimbleBeary Originals - Gilmore City, Iowa, USA

At a Glance - All Entries in Category 1


1.1
Mamschy

1.2

Cheer Up Sleepy Jean

1.3

Thiago

1.4
Dominik

1.5
Biscuit

1.6
Mouse

 

 

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