How We Got Started

Diana Ussery is a self taught craftperson who has been conceiving and creating cutting edge bears and critters for well over 20 years. After taking a single how to make bears class from Ann Cranshaw in 1992, Diana's imagination caught fire.  Making use of recycle, green and found materials, she brings hedgehogs, bats, dragons and variety of Bears to life.  From Steampunk to sports, Diana constantly experiments with new and unique themes.

Diana's career path includes several years as a hairdresser, book keeper, and property manager.  Married 51+ years to the love of her life, she and her husband are the proud parents of 3 children.  Their family includes 8 grand children, 4 greatgrand children and a Welsh Corgi "Draco".

Diana has been featured in Teddy Bear Review and Teddy Bear and Friends magazine.  She was a nominee for a Golden Teddy award in 2008.  She truly enjoys and is passionate about her work.