Bring a piece of New England folk art into your home for the holidays with this hand crafted Yelloware Santa. This wonderful Santa figure was inspired by Early American Yelloware, hand crafted using an antique German chocolate mold.
The art of molding plaster of paris, referred to as chalkware, into holiday treasures is a centuries old German tradition.
Bittersweet House Folk Art brings together the German tradition of folk art chalkware with the warmth and charm of yelloware from early American colonial days and offers a unique, hand crafted treasure that will last a lifetime.
Offered here is a Yelloware Chalkware Belsnickle Santa Claus. The Santa figure was cast using a wonderful highly detailed antique Anton Reiche (Dresden,Germany) chocolate mold and is handpainted with my Signature Yelloware finish. The piece is then glazed, antiqued and polished to give it the beautiful appearance of an early Yelloware pottery bowl. The Yelloware Santa displays beautifully with Redware, Spongeware, Salt Glaze Pottery or Mochaware and Pfaltzgraff Americana/America.
This absolutely charming Santa figure, measuring 4 inches, is signed "Bittersweet House Folk Art, K. Campbell, 2005, Sherborn, MA".