Since childhood, Art has expressed himself artistically. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1992 from Washington University but it wasn't until 1997 that Art was first introduced to the artistry of teddy bear making. He was soon addicted. Today Art is obsessed with creating bears and other soft scultured creatures. All of his creations are from his original designs and made of the finest materials. Art uses many traditional techniques and fabrics but doesn't hesitate to try something new and different. Being creative and fun is what it's all about.