25 Piece Deluxe Clay and Wood Inclusive Nativity
I’m thrilled to share this special project that I’ve been working on all summer! Texture, fine detail, soft color, and dimension abound in this one-of-a-kind collectable.
Ever since I introduced clay into my work a couple of years ago, I’ve been dreaming of creating a large nativity using clay enhancements to bring the pieces to life. This summer provided me with some space to get creative and experiment and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. Each piece has been lovingly hand sculpted and hand painted, down to the smallest detail, to create this 25-piece collector’s item, my largest project to date! If you count Jesus and the manger bowl together, this makes the perfect advent collection to be unwrapped one piece at a time leading up to Christmas. If you can wait that long, that is!
This set includes Mary, Joseph, swaddled up baby Jesus, a manger bowl, one large shepherd, one shepherd boy (each shepherd with a baby sheep at their feet), two shimmering angels, one rainbow angel, two angel girls, three wise men, one camel, one donkey, one ox, one goat, two pigs, one white sheep, one black sheep, and the three houses in the background. The adult pegs are around 3.5-4 inches (depending on clay additions), and the child pegs are around 2-2.5 inches tall.
As with all of my nativities, the skin tones are meant to represent a more biblically and culturally accurate depiction of the holy family. You can read more about why that is important to me here.
I couldn’t resist adding wise men and a camel back into this collection to make it even more special. It also includes the popular rainbow angel, as well as the cutest animals you ever did see. Some of my favorite details are Mary’s hand sculpted flowers in her hair, Joseph’s delicate headdress, the camel’s gold tassels, the shepherd staffs, and the wise men’s beards and head pieces.
**Please note: This item is NOT a toy and not intended for young children. The addition of clay makes this more fragile than my regular wood-only nativity sets.**
Item will ship within 4 days of purchase.