Beautifully crafted to depict beloved Santa Claus, this adorable storyteller was made by hand by Jemez potter Deborah “Kiki” Loretto Seonia. Santa is seated atop a clay slab and flanked by seven children: two on each shoulder, one on each leg, and one holding on to his back. Each of the children, save for the one along the back, clothed like an elf, hold an item, including presents, candy canes, a ball, and a bat. The children are painted in buff, brown, red, blue, and white clothing, while Santa wears his traditional red, white, and black garb. The children smile, and Santa’s mouth is open in a circle, the words Happy Holidays spelled out in blocks at the front of his feet. 5 1/2″ tall x 3″ wide x 4 1/2″ deep.