Nancy Malay Santas & Christmas Art
Known as 'The Christmas Lady', Nancy Malay creates a variety of vintage-inspired holiday pieces. In her cozy home workshop in Faribault, MN, she meticulously handcrafts each item, using paperclay, papier mache and cloth. Embellishments of mica, antique trimmings, German glass glitter and tinsel give her Santas a look returning to the spirit and sparkle of Christmases past. Each unique figure has its own personality; a twinkling vision of the familiar antique post-card Saint Nicolas. These handmade heirloom collections artfully represent her love of all things Christmas. Chosen by the prestigious 'Early American Life' magazine as one of the Country's top Artisans, Nancy was listed in the 2008 Directory of Traditional American Crafts.