Hi there. My name is Denise Purrington & I am a Seattle based high end collectible Teddy Bear artist.  I have had my business Out of The Forest Bears since 1995

My Mom taught me how to sew as a kid, but I never cared much for it. My passion was drawing (which got me into alot of trouble at school), I had more interest in my art than I did my school work.

In the early 90’s, after I decided I was completely burned out on 10 years of cutting hair, I decided I needed to find something else to do. I tried my hand at everything from custom wood and hand painted clocks to childrens clothing. I did’nt get the Bear Bug until the Winter of 1995 when I was living in the California Desert. It’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me. It allows me to express myself creatively like I’ve never, ever been able to do. I just LOVE it . I don’t think I could see myself doing anything else.

In addition to my multiple awards, I have been featured several times in Teddy Bear & Friends, Teddy Bear Review & Teddy Today magazines. You can see copies of them on my website.

My bears are considered to be Soft-Sculpture in realism (I love doing the whimsical ones just as much). I take so much pride in these little guys and in my craft, so they are very well made (I can’t help myself, I’m a little on the Obsessive, compulsive side). They’ve got alot of character & personality. You’re sure to find one or two (or more) that you will fall in LOVE with.

Your “Out of the Forest” Bear will arrive to you with their adoption certificate & a card with their picture on it, after all, our bears are just like family.

All of the Bears have alot of attention to detail and are very well made with lot’s of Love & Care. I’m sure their Bearsonalities will steal your heart.They are sure to become Family Heirlooms.


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