Jennifer Murphy learned to sew and make teddy bears from her mother, artist Patricia Murphy in the late 1980’s. She launched her website in 2001, filled with collectable bears and animals inspired by vintage mohair toys, selling one-of-a-kind and small limited edition pieces to collectors worldwide. Her work has been featured in/on the Martha Stewart Show, Design Sponge, Martha Stewart Weddings, Where Women Create, Mary Engelbreit’s Home Companion, among others.
After having two small children of her own she began making mohair stuffed toys to be played with. In 2013 she formed the POLKA DOT CLUB with the intention of bringing her love of playthings back to the heart of her practice and beautiful playthings into the hands of children.
You can see an archive or her work along side new pieces on her website: jmurphybears.com