I was educated in the Midlands and completed a four year Honours Degree in Fine Art.
This was followed by a years post graduate in specialist teaching, obtaining a Distinction.
I then spent twenty nine years as a Police Officer, spending many years investigating Major and Serious crime, plus holding a position of Antique Liaison Officer for the Force.
My first love was always the arts and crafts and now I am retired from Police work, I can indulge in my obsession with teddy Bears.
I started to collect bears and the more I looked the more I became aware that newer bears seemed to lose that special look in their faces. It can also be very expensive to buy old bears, which gave the idea of trying to make my own. After twenty years of bear making, I feel very privileged to make a very small contribution to the bear world.