Christy Firmage is a professional, award winning teddy bear artist who has been designing and creating bears for 22 years. She specializes in small dressed bears ranging in size from 4" to 18" tall, and is recognized for the vintage-style clothing that robes her elegant lady bears.
Inspired by her love of Victorian fashion, Christy often uses vintage materials and sparse mohair to give her bears a vintage look. She researches the costuming to design and sew the intricate dresses, hats, and parasols that many of her bears wear.
Christy has received many awards and nominations including the TOBY, Golden Teddy, Golden George, British Bear Artist Global Award, TITA (Tokyo), and Paris Creation. Her work has appeared on the cover and featured in Teddy Bear and Friends magazine plus articles in Teddy Bear Review, Teddy Scene, Teddy Bear Times in England and Teddy Voice in Japan.