| Nativity Scene or Manger Set
The Holy Family, manger with copper star
top left to right..family flock
ram, aka dad, top left
the black sheep,
the Suffolk ( black face)sheep,
and the ewe, aka mom completes
the family flock.
The Finishing Touches given the CLAY Nativity robes and animal bodies are textures
derived by embedding relics from my family collection of antiques and other treasures.
The collection spans 5 generations and 3 continents.
Each nativity piece is hand formed. Beginning with a slab of damp white earthenware clay
( similar to porcelain); forms are cut, and the textures are embedded. The delicate slab is
folded or drape, over a cone base. A body develops and the nativity scene takes shape.
Left hand cradling Mary.
All the copper patina applications
are also created in the Burk' art
Clayworks studio. The 8 point star,
staffs, gifts, and saddles.
Joy to The world by Musical Magi
Noel by Musical magi
The sheep dog
List of the Antiques Impressed in the Robes
Joseph’s robe is impressed with a cut glass shaker
Mary’s robe has heirloom laces.
Baby Jesus’ swaddling clothes are impressed with a fruit strainer,
The Crib is linen napkin.
The Kneeling shepherd's robe is impressed with chair canning.
The Wisemens’ robes show a button centered in the impression of
antique hardware used to open windows.
The manger is impressed using a piece of granddad’s old barn door.
The Donkey’s texture is from a mold/stamp of a 1947 Willis jeep tire.
The Camel’s texture is a chamois and tapestry.
The Ram’s coat texture is a Georgia peach pit.
The Ewe’s coat texture is from a cinnamon stick.
The Lamb’s wool texture is a seashell.
The sheep dog has a river rock impressed for his fur.
The cow and calf (revised) has imprint made from rock wall.
The Musical Magi Instrumental CD
Fireplace is an original tune on The Cd. It embodies the feeling of
contentment. Relax and take the time to enjoy the holidays after a busy day. The
other instrumental 10 songs are The traditional songs of The holidays,
composed and performed with an up beat new age jazz flavor, dash of humor,
and love of music!!!!Availble by special order.
Musical Magi is composed, performed and recorded by Ginger Bisel and Bob
Stewart ©2012. ECA Publishing, Marietta Georgia.
sue burkhart chisholm all rights reserved 1991-2012 © handmade USA. Made in America.
Angel and Lace
Vintage Beads for crowns.
Gifts are handmade bead,
vintage beads,on copper
base. Gifts set sold seperate
from The Wisemen.
The Holy Family
A shepherd and sheep
The Work Bench at Burk'art studio with Select Treasures
revised smaller cow and her calf
The Camels***New texture
copper foil saddle fits both donkey or camels
Thanks checking in.The Nativity page was
updated Oct 2012.