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Meet the Artist


Thank you for stopping by to find out a little about me. My name is Laraine White the teddy bear artist behind Rainebears.

I am a self taught artist and I work on my bears from my home in Wellington, New Zealand.I love making handmade collectable bears. I have been making bears for some years, designing my own since 2003. The bears I make range in size from 5 inches to 7 inches. However, I mainly make bears that are 6 inches. Each bear is made with thought and attention to detail and craftsmanship, using the finest German mohair and German glass eyes.  My Bears feature some needle sculpting and shading.They also tend to have large feet and tummys. I use different embellishments for that  finished look on my bears. Some have keys or charms around their necks and some have knitted or crochet tops and hats.

              My bears have found home in New Zealand and Internationally. I am very grateful for that. I also have                                                                                              made some wonderful friends that are both collectors and artists.

                        Thankyou for visiting my website. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at