Please eMail to start the conversation about your custom Potbelly Bear! I'll note your aesthetic preferences and provide an estimated date of completion. Please be patient and flexible because good art takes time, and an inspired heart and mind.

I'll gladly create new work in the spirit of an existing Potbelly Bear. I won't copy prior work exactly, though, out of respect for collectors who purchased those pieces as one-of-a-kind -- for life.

Commissioned bear HARRY
Commissions are priced as follows:
  • $550 | Potbelly Bears 
  • $450 | Old Timers
Prices cover all materials and labor necessary to create one (1) designed-to-sit mohair or alpaca bear of approximately 12" - 16" in height, jointed at neck and limbs, including four pawpads, sewn-in tushtags, and a simple accessory (bow, ruff, bandana) at neck or head. A signed and dated Certificate of Authenticity is also included.

Fancy accessories (tiaras, floral wreaths, clothing); special features (wings, pulled toes); or unusual fabrics, colors, or finishes may be possible to negotiate as part of your commission. These options may require an additional fee, payable before work begins, to cover special materials and added labor.

Your non-refundable 50% deposit begins the commission process; it covers a small fraction of the materials and labor that go into the making of your piece. I'll invoice this deposit via PayPal. You can pay with either PayPal or Square.

Photos will be eMailed when your commissioned work is finished. If you're happy, please:
  • Confirm your intent to purchase within 24 hours*
  • Pay the $275 (+ S&I) balance due within seven (7) days**
Your final invoice will include shipping and insurance costs, and your bear will ship within 24 hours of payment in full (weekends and holidays excluded.) 

*If your intent to purchase is not confirmed within 24 hours of receiving photos, I'll consider your piece declined.
**If the balance due is not received within 7 days of receiving photos, I'll consider your piece declined.

Commissioned bear JOSH
If something comes up and you can't submit final payment, or your custom bear disappoints -- I understand! You're not obligated to buy the finished work. Should you decline to purchase, your non-refundable 50% deposit will be retained. I'm thankful for your understanding that time spent on your custom piece has a cost, and that expenses incurred on your behalf require payment -- whether you purchase or not.

Commissioned pieces demand meticulous attention to the unique, detailed preferences of each customer. Materials are special ordered, and time is diverted from other projects, to accommodate these highly customized works. As a result, commissioned items are not returnable.

Commissioned bear NICOLE