Sunday, November 8, 2009

Jolly Traditional Santa




The time of the year to think about Santa Claus! I love Christmas, so I do enjoy making a few Santas every year. This one has paper clay head and blue glass eyes. He looks very happy and I like that. His suit is soft blizzard fleece, trimmed with faux fur. He's about 25" sittimg down in a child's chair.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Japanese Santa




I just finished a Japanese Santa. It was a challenge to stretch the ordinary limits and do something different. I'd like to make around the world Santas! He has paper clay head and hands with cloth body. Glass brown eyes, which I think bring his face to life. He has a armature that allows him to carry the weight of a garland I made of felt, crammed with Japanese toys. He's on a wood painted and glossed base. He is about 27" high. My client sent me wonderful Japanese fabrics and toys.