Ceramic Classic Santas-Kathy McPhearson
Bring a classic Christmas feel to your home with these handmade Santas! Made in Tuscaloosa, AL by Kathy McPhearson, these are sure to spread joy wherever they are displayed.
Having been raised in very rural north Tuscaloosa County, AL you learn early to use what you have by making everyday objects useful as well as pleasant to look at. I was fortunate to be surrounded by people who did just that. Quilts were made from flour sacks, old clothes, and, if lucky, fabric bought at the local dime store. From rambling vines, straw from the many pine trees, baskets were made. Wreaths, ornaments, dolls are made of shucks from corn raised for fall harvest. And by taking what some would only see as a hard clump of clay, face jugs, bowls, and Santas appear. My interests are many as well as my love for researching the almost forgotten arts of days gone by—nowadays known as folk art. And all I have to do is open my back door and—wow—the possibilities are endless.