Paw Prints of Northampton by Claire and Jeff Keen
Bear making started as a hobby for me when I finished university in 1997. The bears soon began to take over the house and we decided to try our luck at a local craft fair - it was a huge success.
The bear making now takes up every spare moment I have and we can be found at a number of craft and bear fairs throughout the year. All bears are completely hand made by me, Claire Keen although much of the design work is done by my husband Jeff.
Originally we were called Paw Prints of Northampton, but our move to Stoke on Trent in February 2003 resulted in us changing our name to Paw Prints of Staffordshire.
All of the bears are made from quality German mohair with hand blown glass eyes. Some of the smaller bears are often part filled with steel shot.
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