Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

With St. Patrick’s Day fast approaching, I’d like to share some photos of three one-of-a-kind pieces I made some years ago. 

First, a customer in Oregon wanted a life-size leprechaun for her annual St. Patrick’s Day party and I loved making him! He stands approx. 4 ft. tall and is dancing a little jig with his pipe and shalaylee.   

Leprechaun-face detail

Dancing Leprechaun

 The second piece, Father Christmas, is approx. 3 ½ ft. tall. This client wanted a large Santa for her entry way to greet her family and friends during the holidays, complete with a long scroll with everyone’s name on it.  

The faces and hands of the Leprechaun and Father Christmas were sculpted with Creative Paperclay then painted with acrylic paint. To assemble the bodies, I used dowel rods, heavy wire, newspaper and masking tape. I used mohair for their beards and hair and sewed their costumes.

Father Christmas-face detail

Father Christmas

 The third piece is a jointed rabbit puppet that stands 26” tall. The rougher texture of this papier mache clay (Celluclay) gives him a more primitive look.

Rabbit Puppet

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2 Responses to “Happy St. Patrick’s Day!”

  1. hi! i LOVE the rabbit puppet!! is he/she on sale? great work!!!

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