Collection: Barbara Silverstein

Mansfield, Pennsylvania 

“I live in an open area where my ‘models’ sometimes literally show up at the back door. Besides squirrels and birds, we’ve been visited by skunks, bats, ‘possums, raccoons, a rooster and a black bear.” Inspired by the world around her, Barbara Silverstein creates wonderfully realistic stuffed animals that have delighted Exchange customers since she began crafting for us in 1992. Again in her own words, “I was delighted when once, at an outdoor show, a black Lab (retriever) grabbed a mallard from my table and ran off with it in his mouth… It was a highlight of my career.”