Al Longo Santa Claus Carvings
Al started carving Santas in 1989, because his wife wanted one they had seen in a shop. "Honey, I can make you one," Al said. Well, 14 years and over a thousand Santa carvings later she gets to keep a few of her favorite ones every year. Santas are his favorite subject and each piece is hand carved and painted by Al from his original designs. His own style of carving and finishing make his Santa figurines and other folk art pieces very unique and collectible. Al and his family live on Bull Shoals Lake near Protem, Missouri in the beautiful Ozark Mountains, where Al spends most of his time working in his studio....carving Santas.