This one-of-a-kind creation by Elaine Roesle is hand-made in her Ohio studio. Since 1978, the St. Nicholas collection has been lovingly crafted by hand, one piece at a time using vintage fabrics, trims and accessories to give each piece its unique character. Many of the of the accessories are handmade or antique pieces she has acquired. The fur she finds and uses adds an elegant touch to the pieces. Each piece is signed by Elaine herself.
This Sinter Claus Santa by Elaine Roesle of St. Nicholas Collection is an enchanting interpretation of an Old World Santa.
Approximately 20" tall x 10" wide
Weighs approximately 2.5 lbs.
About Elaine Roesle:
Artist Elaine Roesle creates her St. Nicholas Collection in a two-story studio behind her home in Clayton, Ohio. She designs, molds, fires, paints and dresses St. Nicholas and Snow Children characters with occasional help from her 17 year-old granddaughter, Caitlynn. From the beards on St. Nick to the sparkles on the Snow Children, each piece is painstakingly crafted by hand, one at a time. A lot of the accessories are either handmade or antique pieces Elaine has acquired over the years. Most of the fur used on the Santas is recycled fur and adds an elegant touch to the piece. The handcrafted heads seem to come alive with their realistic expressions and piercing eyes.