About Bears of Bath

About Bears of Bath

Latest NEWS from BearsofBath

10 July....coming from early August! Bears of Bath will be on retail display and for sale in Bath again. A return we have wished for for a long time: Back-to-Bath.

It is some 13 years since we first began in the Bartlett Street Antique Centre. A wonderful shop for the bears. So if you are in Bath, England, there will be an exclusive selection of bears that will only be for sale from the shop. This part of Bath is the heart of  John Wood's architecture. The Fashion Museum is just round the corner, and close by the Circus and Royal Crescent

9 June 2020 update:
Deliveries over the past month have been getting to their destinations without problems. Shipped to: UK, USA, Canada, France, Denmark, Australia, Germany. One bear got from my studio to the Customer's hands in New York, USA in 23hours! That has to be a record. 

9 May 2020 update:
FedEx Worldwide Express service available to the USA for orders over $200. If you want to have your bear delivered more quickly, or you just prefer this service, email me or checkout and let me know IMMEDIATELY after purchase so we can update your order. There is an EXTRA fee for the service, usually an extra $18 above International Tracked & Signed. I am offering the service at cost. The delivery is quoted at 24-72 hours.

23 April 2020 Update:
Worldwide Delivery now resumed. I will be posting bears out on Mondays and Thursdays. 
UK sales of Hug a Lot & Go Anywhere bears will be posted out daily.


1 April 2020

The bears all packed and patiently waiting to be sent to their new homes. All packed 20 March 2020.

26 March 2020
It is with regret as the POST OFFICE here is closed until further notice.


20 March 2020.

Coronavirus latest:   Checked with Royal Mail this morning, there are no problems with shipping UK or the world at this time. Italy could be a problem though. Signed for will be done by the delivery person to avoid close contact. This will vary from country to country, depending on what their policy is.

BUYING but not posting option. If you wish to buy a bear and not have it posted just yet I can hold it here for up to two months. 

Refunds policy: PayPal has recently changed their refund policy. PayPal no longer refunds the PayPal fee to the seller.  I hope you understand I cannot absorb that fee for a non sale. Your refund will be the original fee, less PayPal's fee.


Hugglets, Kensington, London 23 Feb. 2020

What a great day it was, meeting all you keen collectors! It's always nice to meet you and chat about the bears.

'Bears of Bath' was established in Bath, England in 2007.

The journey so far has been filled with enjoyment and discovery. My bears are
inspired by the City of Bath and the Wiltshire Countryside, where I live and work.

"My Bears are entirely handmade by me, and I take great pride in my work.
All bears come with a signed and numbered certificate BearsofBath."

Bear making requires all my artistic skills.

I've always been an artist; I can't imagine ever doing anything else. I began to draw and paint as soon as I was old enough to hold a pencil then through school, Foundation and my BA(hons) degree at Art College.
I have looked into so many ways of expressing my ideas.
Textiles, Graphic Design and Stained Glass have somehow come together to create my bears. Perhaps an unusual path but all these skills have helped. Also I can’t remember any courses on bear making being on offer?

I've been making my bears professionally for 12 years now and I still look forward to making every new bear. The ever-growing number of my adopted bears will hopefully reach the 2000th bear very soon.

I use the finest materials available.


This Polar bear, like many of the bears I make, is made using an exclusive Steiff Schulte faux fur.

Every bear I make is different, and all are made exclusively by me. I’ve added so many techniques to creations including: Acrylic painting, embroidered designs and lettering, airbrushing and sculpting. And of course I’m always looking for new ideas and techniques to stretch my imagination.


I use many bear making techniques as I love to explore all the possibilities.

Occasionally I make Exclusive bears like

'The Diamond Paw bears©' unique to Bears of Bath

Carol Birkeland-Green

See us at, Hugglets (World of Teddy Bears)
2017,18,19 & 2020

Regular Exhibitor since 2013
Kensington, London. Feb. & Sept.

Awards and in the Press

Excellence in Bear Artistry Award:

Judges Choice 2015 and Category Winner, voted by the public.

Sumana the Tiger

Sumana the Tiger

Teddy Bear Times

(Summer 2017)

British Bear Artist Award Winner 2011
& Nominee 2010

Tilly & Popcorn


How long my list of bears has grown in 12 years, over 1900 of my bears have been adopted.

Bears in many countries, especially Britain, America, Australia, Japan, Germany and Europe.

So many countries, too many to list.

I ship my bears all over the world: UK, USA, Europe, Australia, Japan & more...