Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Meet Chalkware Artist Kathleen McDonald

American Craftsmen Show Chalkware Artist Kathleen McDonald
Kathleen McDonald has been creating chalkware Santa's and other Holiday figurines for more than ten years.  Each piece is individually hand-cast using one of Kathy's antique chocolate molds.   Once released from the molds, the figurines are then hand-painted and detailed.  Some pieces are trimmed with embellishments such as goose feather sprigs (which represent Christmas trees) or German glass glitter, vintage tinsel, antique lace and vintage millinery flowers.

Kathleen McDonald is from Woodbury, Connecticut and is included is Early American Life Magazine’s Traditional American Crafts Directory Listing of artists.  She is a member of the Early American Folk Arts & Trades Facebook group

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