- Ganz Cottage Collectibles Ainsley Terrier Dog CC1214 Catharine Tredger
- Brand: Ganz
- Series: Cottage Collectibles
- MPN: CC1214 Ainsley, the Terrier
- UPC: 065810404554
- Artist: Catharine Tredger
- Year Issued: 1999
- Size: 17 inches
Adorable Terrier Dog named Aisley, made by Ganz for it's Cottage Collectibles Collection. Designed by The Artist Catharine Tredger, these are one of a kind collectibles, not meant as toys, but rather cherished and kept by adults. Issued in 1999, Ainsley has been kept as a collectible and sits nicely on a shelf. Dressed like a Scottish Lad, he wears a hat, bowtie, and knickers in shades of plaid green and brown. His scruffy fur is made of a 100% polyester fiber and filled with plastic pellets.
Ainsley does still have his paw tag, as well as tush tags. The initials CT are on his left foot. His tag says:
Ganz Cottage Collectibles are lovable, hand-crafted keepsakes designed from the heart of an artist and stuffed with our love.
He's as distinguished and proper as a terrier can be; he's a gentleman and scholar, this you can see.-Yet under it all is a heart of pure gold; he'll capture the love of both young and old.
Ainsley is in like new condition and has been kept in a cabinet as a collectible since purchase. The paw tag is not as crisp as it once was due to exposure to humidity, but it is still intact.
Catharine was involved in Graphic Design before discovering the art of soft sculpture. In the beginning, she designed and created a whimsical little dog for her son and was instantly captivated by the art form and the artistic freedom it provided. This led to more dogs, which soon led to bears, cats, mice and rabbits. When the manufacturer Ganz saw some of these characters, she was asked to design for their "Cottage Collectibles" line, which is sold worldwide.
Catharine finds nature and the countryside a never-ending source of inspiration. Her creations are mostly One of a Kind or very limited editions. All the designing, cutting, machine and hand sewing are done herself. Imported mohair, alpaca and synthetics are used, as she likes the variation of the fabrics and always likes trying something new.
Catharine finds faces and expressions the most important aspect of bearmaking, as well as quality workmanship and attention to detail. A lot of time is spent on each face to ensure the bear's personality shines through. Each soulful little face must look back at her and speak to her heart.
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