Deb Canham began making miniature bears in 1981 at her kitchen table. She won a number of International Industry awards and taught and lectured on miniature bear making in England, America, Germany and Japan. She designed big bears for Teddy Hermann Original and was the main designer for the `Little Gem Bears` the first miniature bear manufacturer. In 1996 she started `Deb Canham Artist Designs` with the aim of producing high quality miniature animals in small limited editions. However, she wanted to promote them as collectibles rather than `plush` and most importantly wanted to make the whole process of `collecting miniature animals` into a fun package with a Collector`s Club and all sorts of fun activities for collectors to participate in.
Bears to Collect have an extensive stock of Deb Canham figurines - bears, flump dumpies, mini mice, dragons, cows, pigs, birds, racoons, elephants, gollies and other animals. We love the attention to detail and marvel at the skill in making such perfect miniature pieces. But beware - once you have one ............... Also please note that Deb is no longer producing for stores and so whilst we have a good stock at the moment, once it's gone, it's gone!!