RaccoonsAfter completing my series "Bears of the world" of course I will also make the raccoons, the small relatives of the bears.
In autumn 1998 my colleague Shelly Haugen asked me to make either a panda or a red panda for her bearmaking anniversary. Of course I preferred the Red Panda as this was a new challenge and I had always loved these pretty animals.
HunHo, the Chinese name of the red panda, has a shoulder height of 3" (8cm) and is around 12" (30 cm) long from nose to tail. He is made of mohair with some hand painted accents.
|The raccoon, this is
my prototype, was designed in May 2000.
He was nominated for TED worldwide 2000
Together with a young brown bear another raccoon I made was nominated for the Toby Award in 2001.
For my first visit in South California in July 2001 I designed a coati , because they also live there.
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