Hello! My name is Bunny Reiss and I’m the master bear-maker of this website.
I started making bears in 1995. My plan was to learn how to make them so I wouldn’t buy as many. My plan didn’t work …
My first bear class was at The Bear Factory in St. Charles, Missouri. Rhonda Dyer was the instructor and there were about 5 of us in the class. We had a blast! I made some life-long friends and learned a lot. I took many classes over the next few years – at shows all over the midwest. I love learning new techniques.
I have developed my own style (everyone says all my bears look like my dog, Schnuedel – and they may have a point!). I like to experiment with new things, like needle felting and open mouths. There’s so much to learn!I hope you enjoy looking at my gallery of bears. If there is an Adoptable bear that you’re interested in, email me to discuss availability (sometimes they sell before I can get the designation changed), pricing and shipping. Come back again soon!