Marjoleine Diemel of Art and Stuff (Nootdorp, The Netherlands).
Marjoleine has been making these stunning traditional style bears since 1991, working as a part-time artist. Marjoleine originally worked in ceramics, progressed to doll-making, and proceeded to find her niche in the art of bear-making and soft sculptures. The diversity of her background has produced a fine array of skills available at her fingertips. Marjoleine is regarded as a pioneer artist within The Netherlands and this could not have been more apt given she has since gone on to win awards all over the world. Whatever endeavour Marjoleine has set her mind to she has retained the beautiful distinctive style she has become synonymous with, keeping her reputation, and the keen eye of collectors, firmly fixed on her creations.