Kehrli Bears

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Location Sparks, Nevada, United States
Introduction I am Teri Kehrli of Kehrli Bears (formerly Zanetti of Heart for Bears), nationally known, award winning Teddy Bear Artist. In 1995, I began creating mohair bears under "Heart for Bears." In 2001, I was asked to design 11 pieces for Ganz Cottage Collectibles before they retired this collection. In 2005, I took a break from bears and began working full time outside my home. I’m still working full time, but in 2010, I returned to the call of those little faces waiting to come alive in my home studio. They are gentle, friendly, a bit lazy, but always ready to lend an ear. I complete each step by myself. Many hours are spent on each piece so they exude that one of a kind heartwarming expression, gentle disposition, and quality that I have become well known for. I am told by my collectors all over the world that my animals have a "soul.” I strive to make each piece loved for a lifetime. Thank you all for your support of my work over the years!
Interests Bear Making, Artist Bears, Mohair, Gardening, Reading, Home Decorating, Movies, Walking With My Dogs, Baking