Bark the Herald
A unique spin on Santa’s little helper.Who needs elves when you’ve got a dachshund? This skiing Santa teams up with man’s best friend to navigate Christmas Eve and make his deliveries. The collectible Bark the Herald figurine, part of the 2012 holiday folk art collection from Williraye Studio, features a warm, vivid, and hand painted color palette, as well as intricate details from the doggie’s sweater, scarf, and stocking cap, to the basket of toys on Santa’s back, to the cheerful snowman hitching a ride on a ski. Each of these accessories is hand sculpted from high quality resin and features metal accents. Williraye’s Bark the Herald folk art figurine measures 8 by 4 inches and stands 7 inches tall.
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Distinctive, unexpected, whimsical, classic and fresh Williraye Studio brings you home accents from the imaginative mind of Bobbe Punzel-Schuknecht and the remarkable carving talents of her husband Jeff Schuknecht. Their studio sits nestled in the rolling hills of rural Wisconsin, where life on the farm is expressed in their art.
Bobbe is a story-teller at heart who instead of writing, shares her keen sense of humor, creativity and amazing talent through drawing. Taking inspiration from their life together Bobbe using a pencil, draws dozens of situations featuring unexpected characters before settling on the ones which will be brought to life by Jeff, who using centuries old techniques and simple tools – carves the drawings in wood adding shape and detail to make the final three-dimensional sculpture.
After the carving is complete, Bobbe adds depth and richness with paint. Strongly influenced by classic folk art but updated with the mixing and blending of colors, the resulting story is one which will delight your family and friends for years to come.
To best capture the subtly of hand-carving without the resulting deterioration of real wood, our products are crafted in cold-cast resin and then carefully hand-painted with strict adherence to the integrity of Bobbe and Jeff’s original work. Individually packaged, all Williraye Studio pieces arrive in four-color boxes to safely store off-season.