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Happy Winter Solstice

Did you know that the tradition of bringing gifts in St. Nicholas’ name originated in France? At the beginning of the twelfth century, nuns began leaving gifts in secret at the houses of poor children on the eve of St. … Continue reading

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Christmas Nostalgia

Nostalgia is that emotion that stirs up memories from our past. It’s hard to describe the feeling of nostalgia, but you can’t miss it when you have it. The holidays, especially Christmas, stirs those nostalgic feelings more than any other … Continue reading

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Father Christmas as Art

When I first started working with polymer clay and creating figurative sculptures, my Father Christmas sculptures received a lot of attention and subsequently they became the main focus of my art. I paid my dues at Christmas gift shows and … Continue reading

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Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

If it’s not Santa Claus then it’s St. Nicholas, Besnickel, Juoulupukki or Jultomten. Every Christian country has their own version of Jolly Old St. Nick, from the kind and loving old elf to the more sinister Knetch Ruprecht from the … Continue reading

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It’s Christmas Time

Anyone who knows me, knows I love Christmas. As a matter of fact, I started sculpting Santas and Old World Father Christmas in the mid 1990’s. My Christmas sculptures gave me the opportunity to work on my sculpting techniques, hone … Continue reading

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Sunday Afternoon Workshops

Here’s something fun to do in November if you live in the Ottawa area. I’m offering three Sunday Afternoon Workshops just in time for Christmas. The classes are suitable for all levels, even beginners, and for ages 10 and older. … Continue reading

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