Hello My name is Lisa Heiland and I am a soft sculpture artist. I design and create OOAK artist teddy bears and other animals.
I live in lovely Amherst, Ohio which is where my studio is located.
My company has had several names through the years, when I first started making and selling bears 25 years ago I shared a company name "Sweet Stuffings" with my best friend Sharee Dorsey and we made bears and Pigs mostly and sold them at local craft shows for $25 dollars, back then we didn't use Mohair just wool suiting for the bodies and muslin.
I took the plunge into mohair, changed my business name to "Leadbottom Bears". Still have this name in a way, just shortened it to give it a fresh name; and that is how Lbbears was born!
I design my own patterns and use the best quality fabrics and supplies the suppliers have to offer. I love using all the latest techniques the artist are using today. I use a lot of doll eyes in my creations, gives them life!
I use pastels, epoxy clay, paints, leather, high quality faux fur, taxidermy claws the list goes on! I love what I do and I have so much passion in my creations, I hope it shows in every little face!
~~~~~~~ 2020 URSA Awards Competition ~~~~~~
Thank you to everyone that voted for Bo in the URSA Awards Competion sponsored by bearsandbuds.com
You took time out of your day for us and it’s appreciated so much. I’m proud to be in such wonderful company with all the talented artists, it’s you that keep me inspired to be more creative and strive to do better. Thank you!