Brierley Bears

There's always room for one more bear...
Meet the orphans


Here you will find one of a kind, artist bears and other soft sculpture creations waiting patiently to find their forever homes.

Each unique creation is full of character, has a name and a little story written especially for them.

Have a look around and find out more about my work.

Visit the orphanage, maybe there’s a little someone in there calling out to you.

Most of all, enjoy your visit!

Kat Hartley



What We Make

Artist Bears

From traditional bears to contemporary bears with large noses.

Other Animals

Unicorns, dragons, elves and aliens…

Gift certificates

The perfect gift for that special someone

What we do

Award-winning Unique Artist Bears Handmade With Love

Every Brierley Bears creation is designed and exquisitely handcrafted in my home studio in Barnsley, South Yorkshire by me, Kat Hartley.

I only use the finest quality mohair, alpaca and faux furs and each creation is fully jointed and nicely weighted.

My award winning creations have travelled many miles to be with their new owners. Some have stayed here in the UK, but many have gone as far as the USA and Australia.

How to Adopt Your Bear

Adopt Now

The easiest way to adopt your bear is to simply add him or her to your cart and go to the checkout.

All payments are done via PayPal, so you know that your payment will be safe.

Don’t worry if you don’t have a PayPal account, you don’t need one to make payments, you only need your card.


Payment Plan

Have you seen a bear that you simply must have, but can’t afford right now?

I am happy to offer payment plans of 2, 3 or 4 months on all bears.

It’s a really simple process and it’s interest free!

All you need to do is email me to let me know which bear you are interested in.



Do you need a special gift or new baby keepsake?

Maybe the bear for you is not in our orphanage.

Email me to discuss your ideas and I’ll create a special unique character for you.