Pam Pontious


Pam lives with her husband and two crazy cats in the beautiful Pacific Northwest corner of the United States.   She has been designing and making bears and other strange critters professionally for 32 years.  Her mother taught her to sew as soon as she could hold a needle.  Her favorite projects were stuffed animals. Available commercial patterns were always altered as they never Attendance at the first Seattle Teddy Bear event in 1986 introduced Pam to the wonders of mohair and other European plush fabrics’ traditional glass and shoe button eyes; and advanced sewing techniques.

Pam’s many characters include bears, chickens, rabbits, fantasy birds and mammals, rats, mice, lions, cats, pandas.  Her styles cover steampunk, modern, realistic, and fantasy.

Pam uses top quality imported European mohair and plush fabrics, vintage lap robes, fantasy fabrics, etc.  Most of her creations are jointed 5 ways; stuffed with polyester; have glass or antique shoe button eyes; have glass and plastic beads for weight; contain one or more armatures. Her work has been featured in Teddy Bear Review, Teddy Bears & Friends, Teddy Bear Times & Friends and other publications.

Through her artistry Pam attempts to make people smile.  Hence, her critters don’t take themselves too seriously.  There is always room for laughter.   


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