Artist and designer Joe Spencer has shared many of his collectible soft sculptures with us at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop over the years. His amazing collection from Gathered Traditions is one that is recognized by his fans and collectors as a true work of art. Joe Spencer’s talent ranges from everyday to holiday specific characters, all with their own quirky individuality. Here we’ll introduce to you some of the new Halloween themed sculptures. Perhaps you’ll consider one or all for your Halloween decorating this year.
Pictured here to the left is our new fall 2012, Clarice the Witch Soft Sculpture. Clarice the Witch ponders over which spell to cast on the orange pumpkin head she carries. This soft Halloween sculpture is designed by the well-known artist Joe Spencer; featuring the same attention detail we have come to expect from his designs. Details of note include her bulging, green painted eyes, her black nails, and her realistic, white yarn hair. Dressed in black with orange accents, she is weighted like all of our soft sculptures, to sit up right on a bench or chair in your home.
The hand painted details are what give these sculptures their true character. With out a doubt, the expression on Norbert the Vampire’s face is from the creative mind of Joe Spencer. Norbert, shown here to the left, has large green eyes and pressed together, tiny red lips which offer a slight charm to his demeanor. His black suit is adorned with bead button accents on his shirt and his black shiny cape boasts a shiny red on the reverse. Norbert’s fancy white gloves and black shoes complete the look.
Pair this soft sculpture with his companion, Xanzabelle the Witch, the lovely witch seen here to the right. Xanzabelle is a festive little witch, who although is much smaller than Clarice, stands tall with her own unique appeal. This couple shares the same whimsical green eyes, for a spooky addition to your Halloween decor. Collect all of the soft sculptures by designer Joe Spencer at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop and consider displaying them on your staircase for a frightful sight this season. The authentic designs produced by Mr. Spencer are ones that we have come to appreciate year after year, and as with other Joe Spencer enthusiasts, are always excited to see what he’ll come up with next.
~ Browse other soft sculptures at SYW by this designer HERE.