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Artist - Marnie Pantano

My name is Marnie Pantano.
I have been making bears now for about 23 years.
Ever since l was very little l have loved to create beautiful things!
I knew l wanted to be an artist from the very beginning!
I majored in illustration and painting but also studied design, ceramics and graphic art as well as other creative subjects.
I never really knew how to sew but loved the art of textiles and was interested in learning.
After a few very basic bear making and embroidery classes I became obsessed with evolving my skills as a bear artist.
I entered many competitions in Australia and became a multi award winning artist. I have never looked back.
I hand stitch my bears and spend endless hours, weeks, months working on some of my pieces in which l have incorporated some of my art skills as well as sculpting, beading, embroidery, and painting etc.
I am deeply committed to growing as an artist and using my work to bring great joy to those who love and appreciate it.
I have taught for many years both bears and art and craft and met some of my closest friends l have today through doing so.
I do hope you enjoy viewing my work.
Bear hugs and love.
Marnie.

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Welcome To My Stall

Walter Pig by Marnie Pantano 6
Tiki Cat by Marnie Pantano 3
Marlia Owl by Marnie Pantano 5
Ezmay Pig by Marnie Pantano 7
Elmer Elephant by Marnie Pantano 6
Ellie May Owl by Marnie Pantano 2
Audrey Bear by Marnie Pantano 7

 Audrey Bear Exclusive To Teddy Mission Summer Show 2022

Star Awards Participant

Audrey Bear by Marnie Pantano
Audrey Bear by Marnie Pantano

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Audrey Bear by Marnie Pantano
Audrey Bear by Marnie Pantano

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Audrey Bear by Marnie Pantano
Audrey Bear by Marnie Pantano

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Audrey Bear by Marnie Pantano
Audrey Bear by Marnie Pantano

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Absolutely stunning Audrey Bear is 39 cm (15.4 inches) long from foot to head excluding hat,

41.5 cm (16.3 inches) long including hat and

35 cm (13.8 inches) long from bottom of tin to top of hat.

Her face is completely hand sculpted.

Made of mohair and highest quality viscose fur.

She is completely hand stitched.

Fully jointed.

Glass pellet and polyester filled (she is a very solid and heavy).

Beautiful brown glass eyes.

Hand painted details.

The beading is exquisite and was particularly time consuming as the whole shawl is beaded using a combination of high quality ribbons, shells, a variety of beads, sequins, and lace, and then aged for effect.

The turquoise stone brooch is absolutely gorgeous.  It was a part of my personal collection.

The jewels are recycled.

The wooden butterflies are hand painted and are not fixed so you can position them anywhere you like.

The stunning old baking tin is amazing with lots of wear and tear giving it great character.  It is very heavy.

The doily is aged for effect and is very pretty.

This is an absolute favourite for me.

She is truly a magnificent centrepiece.

EUR 3200.

 

Payment plan available on request.

The price includes postage and insurance within Australia.

Happy to post worldwide – destinations outside of Australia will incur additional shipping charges.

Overseas buyers please note: you will be responsible for the payment of any import charges imposed by your government.

Ellie May Owl Exclusive To Teddy Mission Summer Show 2022

Star Awards Participant

Ellie May Owl
Ellie May Owl

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Ellie May Owl 2
Ellie May Owl 2

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Ellie May Owl by Marnie Pantano 7
Ellie May Owl by Marnie Pantano 7

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Ellie May Owl
Ellie May Owl

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Ellie May Owl is approximately 27 cm (10.6 inches) sitting in her nest from the top of the hat, and approximately 22 cm (8.7 inches) from bottom of foot to top of head, however she is quite solid in stature.

 

Ellie May’s head and claws are hand sculpted from clay.

Her hair is made of mohair hand dyed by Wendy Cosford.

She is completely hand-stitched.

She has beautiful glass toffee coloured eyes.

Completely hand painted.

Her gorgeous hat is made of raw silk.

Hand beaded details.

The hand painted owl portrait sits on a gorgeous mini easel.

Hand made nest.

Recycled jewels.

This gorgeous solid girl is one of a kind.

 

EUR 1335.

 

Payment plan available on request.

 

The price includes postage and insurance within Australia.

Happy to post worldwide – destinations outside of Australia will incur additional shipping charges.

Overseas buyers please note: you will be responsible for the payment of any import charges imposed by your government.

ADOPTED - Elmer Elephant Exclusive To Teddy Mission Summer Show 2022 - Star Awards Participant

Elmer Elephant
Elmer Elephant

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Elmer Elephant 1
Elmer Elephant 1

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Elmer Elephant
Elmer Elephant

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Elmer Elephant
Elmer Elephant

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Elmer is approximately 33 cm (13 inches) long including hat which is sewn on, and approximately 26 cm (10.2 inches) from head to foot.

 

Elmer is 38 cm (15 inches) sitting on box from bottom of box to top of hat.

 

Elmer’s head is completely hand sculpted clay without any mould used.

Little bird is also hand sculpted clay then covered in fur and then painted.

Hat is hand sculpted clay.

Glass eyes.

Elmer is made of viscose fur that has been aged.

Hand painted details.

Completely hand stitched.

Fully jointed.

Polyester and glass pellet filled for good weight.

High quality glass doll eyes.

Recycled props that have been refurbished.

The box has been heavily textured and decorated for effect.

Comes with a stunning clock that l have heavily decorated.

He is a one of a kind gorgeous little elephant.

 

EUR 1225.

 

Payment plan available on request.

 

The price includes postage and insurance within Australia.

Happy to post worldwide – destinations outside of Australia will incur additional shipping charges.

Overseas buyers please note: you will be responsible for the payment of any import charges imposed by your government.

Ezmay Exclusive To Teddy Mission Summer Show 2022

Ezmay Pig  1
Ezmay Pig 1

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Ezmay Pig by Marnie Pantano 2
Ezmay Pig by Marnie Pantano 2

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Ezmay Pig by Marnie Pantano 7
Ezmay Pig by Marnie Pantano 7

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Ezmay Pig 1

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Ezmay is 38 cm (15 inches) long including hat, 27 cm (10.6 inches) long excluding hat, and approximately 38 cm (15 inches) sitting on box to top of hat.

This gorgeous piggy has a completely hand sculpted head (no mould used) and hand sculpted hat, so he must be handled carefully.

His fur is of the highest quality viscose which has been hand dyed in a variegated style by our beautiful Wendy Cosford who passed away earlier this year.  Wendy’s hand dyed furs are just exquisite!

Paw pads are cashmere.

Completely hand stitched and painted details.

High quality glass eyes.

Fully jointed.

Polyester and glass pellet filled so he has a very good solid weight.

Mixture of recycled jewels and beads (some are new).

The beautiful box which l have painted and adorned to match him is recycled.

The colours are rich and earthy.

 

EUR 1100.

Payment plan available on request.

The price includes postage and insurance within Australia.

Happy to post worldwide – destinations outside of Australia will incur additional shipping charges.

Overseas buyers please note: you will be responsible for the payment of any import charges imposed by your government.

Marlia Owl Teddy Mission Summer Show 2022 

Marlia Owl  1
Marlia Owl 1

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Marlia Owl  2
Marlia Owl 2

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Marlia Owl is 20 cm (7.9 inches) long from foot to top of hat, and 22 cm (8.7 inches) sitting in nest from top of hat.

 

Her head and claws are completely hand sculpted in high quality clay so therefore they need to be handled with care.

Her fur is mohair.

Jointed head.

Glass pellet and polyester filled for good weight.

 

Bow and hat are made of high quality raw silk.

Hand beaded with many types of different textured beads which l have aged for effect.

Glass eyes

Hand painted face and details.

The nest which l hand painted was hand made from abroad.

Side decoration was also hand beaded and painted for effect.

 

A very special piece to treasure.

 

Many hours of love and labour have gone into this adorable piece.

 

EUR 1025.

 

Payment plan available on request.

 

The price includes postage and insurance within Australia.

Happy to post worldwide – destinations outside of Australia will incur additional shipping charges.

Overseas buyers please note: you will be responsible for the payment of any import charges imposed by your government.

ADOPTED - Tikki Cat Exclusive To Teddy Mission

Summer Show 2022

Tiki Cat 1
Tiki Cat 1

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Tiki Cat 2
Tiki Cat 2

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Tiki Cat by Marnie Pantano 5

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Tiki Cat 1

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Tiki Cat is approximately 21 cm (8.27 inches) long from head to foot excluding hat, approximately 29 cm (11.4 inches) long including hat, and approximately 39 cm (15.4 inches) sitting on tin pot from bottom of tin to the top of the hat.

 

Made of 2 different viscose furs.

Hand sculpted clay head.

High quality glass eyes.

Completely hand stitched.

Hand painted details.

Fully jointed.

Glass pellet and polyester filled for weight.

Hand made clay hat.

Recycled painted jewellery.

This little cat is just so sweet.

EUR 620.

Payment plan available on request.

The price includes postage and insurance within Australia.

Happy to post worldwide – destinations outside of Australia will incur additional shipping charges.

Overseas buyers please note: you will be responsible for the payment of any import charges imposed by your government.

Exclusive To Teddy Mission Summer Show 2022

Walter Pig 1
Walter Pig 1

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Walter Pig  2
Walter Pig 2

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Walter Pig 7
Walter Pig 7

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Walter Pig 1

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Walter is 28 cm (11 inches) long including hat, and approximately 20 cm (7.9 inches) long excluding hat.

 

This gorgeous piggy has a completely hand sculpted head (no mould used) and hand sculpted hat, so he must be handled carefully.

His fur is of the highest quality viscose which has been hand dyed in a variegated style by our beautiful Wendy Cosford who passed away earlier this year.  Wendy’s hand dyed furs are just exquisite!

Paw pads are cashmere.

Completely hand stitched and painted details.

High quality glass eyes.

 

Fully jointed.

 

Polyester and glass pellet filled so he has a very good solid weight.

Mixture of recycled jewels and beads (some are new).

The colours are rich and earthy.

EUR 550.

Payment plan available on request.

 

The price includes postage and insurance within Australia.

Happy to post worldwide – destinations outside of Australia will incur additional shipping charges.

Overseas buyers please note: you will be responsible for the payment of any import charges imposed by your government.

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