Product name: Polar Bear Wooden Object (Curling up)
Artist: Mio Suzuki (Suzuki Carving Studio, Fukui)
Dimension: approx. W90mm x D60mm x H65mm
(Note: please be noted that sizes vary slightly because each piece is 100% handcrafted.)
Features: Although it is a wood carving, it has such a soft texture because the surface is delicately finished by making use of flea marks. It is a delicacy that can only be achieved by a craftsman who works on architectural sculptures of shrines and temples. The facial expression of each polar bear is modelled after the dog who lives at Suzuki's parents' house. It's such a happy and satisfying face. Suzuki said, "While I'm carving, I realise that I'm having the same face. And, if you notice, you will have the same facial expression when looking at these adorable polar bears."
Suzuki is also an attractive person who has a warm atmosphere like these polar bears. Her gentle atmosphere oozes out in what she has created. There are many wood carvings with animal motifs, but there're none that you can find that makes you feel like Suzuki's works.