Well, here's one of my Santas from this year's collection, and I must say, he's going to be hard to let go. I think he's adorable! But I'll let you decide for yourself.
I call this piece Goldilocks and the Three Bears. I wanted to make a Santa holding some toys. I often make little bears, and suddenly the idea of Goldilocks and the Three Bears popped into my head. Yes, let's make them as toys! Some little girl is going to be awfully excited to find those under her tree!
Many of my art dolls are sculpted from clay and then embellished with other materials. This Santa, however, is nearly entirely clay. The only extra doo-dads I added to him are the red Swarovski crystals that adorn the holly leaves on his coat and hat. And I painted his eyes. And glittered the base. Everything else is clay. The tiny little bows around the bears' necks to the eyebrows on Santa's face. His beard is made from little coils of clay. The trim on his bright red suit is clay that has been detailed with a needle to look like fur.
I love all the little details on this figurine. It's the details that give a piece it's personality.
I'd love to hear what you think! Please leave comments below.