WELCOME! My name is Pam Pontious. I live with my husband and two crazy cats in the beautiful Pacific Northwest corner of the United States. I have been designing and making bears and other strange critters professionally for over 25 years. My mother taught me to sew as soon as I could hold a needle. My favorite projects were stuffed animals. Attendance at a Seattle Teddy Bear event in 1986 introduced me to the wonders of mohair and other European plush fabrics.
My characters include bears, chickens, rabbits, fantasy birds and mammals, rats, mice, lions, cats, pandas, gollies. My styles include steampunk, modern, realistic, and fantasy.
I use top quality imported European mohair and plush fabrics, vintage lap robes, fantasy fabrics, etc. Most of my creations are jointed 5 ways; stuffed with polyester, glass and plastic beads; contain one or more armatures.
Through my artistry I attempt to make people smile. Hence, my critters don’t take themselves too seriously. There is always room for laughter.
SHOW SCHEDULE 2016
3/28...................Bear Hugs 4 U...
10/22 - 10/23...Crossroads Doll & Bear show...Puyallup Fairgrounds, Puyallup WA
11/18 - 11/20...Custer Christmas Arts & Crafts...Spokane Fair & Expo Center, Spokane WA
12/11 - 12/12......Bright Star Promotions...ONLINE SHOW....."Bear Blitz"
1st 3 weekends in December...Pacific Arts Market... Bellingham WA