carves his Santas from basswood and cypress knees. Patty paints the Santas with
numerous layers of thin paints, which add to the color variety. She paints
each Santa with unique patterns giving the Santa an old world or European look.
Adair and Patty design most of their Santas in clay, allowing for more expression
in form. Even when Adair carves a Santa that is not from the clay models,
he carves the Santa with unique character and expression that exemplifies his
own style. Similar poses are repeated several times each year, but no two
Santas are alike. Each year new designs are added.
Santa collection is limited to the number Adair can carve in a year. The
carving style and painting are combined with many hours of work to give you a
unique heirloom treasure.
Gallery..Hand Carved Wood Santas - I ..Hand Carved Wood Santas - II..
and Patty Rucker
P.O. Box 1237
Lockhart, TX 78644