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« on: December 15, 2012 10:25:53 AM »

I made this guy for rackycoo in the HOHOHO swap. I knew I wanted to make something in the ceramics studio and she collects Santa figurines. Ergo...



The base is a hollow ball, thrown on the wheel. I sculpted his arms, legs, and head and added them when the base had stiffened up a bit. He's painted with underglaze and porcelain slip and then some clear glaze to make him shiny.



My influences for this guy include Tim Burton's Santa from the Nightmare Before Christmas, and Neil Gaiman's movie, Coraline, especially in the button eyes.

I don't have an exact measure of his size, but he's around 5 inches tall.
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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2012 11:42:28 AM »

So cute! You've captured the Tim Burton style Santa perfectly! And I love that you added the button eyes Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2012 02:00:56 PM »

Mine!! I can't even say how much I love this guy. He's so awesome.

Thanks, cinnamon teal!
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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2012 04:45:48 PM »

He is adorable! I'm not a huge santa fan, but I really want this one!  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2012 06:01:05 PM »

Great job, cinnamon teal.  Love him!
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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2012 06:54:53 PM »

I was absolutely amazed when I first saw this in the gallery. It's splendid in every possible way and so absolutely perfect for racky.
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« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2012 08:28:37 PM »

Oh, wow! He is really cool!!
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« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2012 06:09:10 AM »

Oh my gosh, he's so amazingly cute!  Lucky Rackycoo!
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« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2012 06:45:34 AM »

Knowing that rackycoo loves and collects Santa, I squealed when I saw her post this!!!

He is so fat and loveable...I just can't believe how detailed his face and beard are...and that his curly boots did not break in shipping!

I hope to swap with you someday, cinnamon teal! Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2012 08:23:43 AM »

I think he might just be my favourite Santa ever, he has so much personality!
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