Jim Shore's Christmas Owl Nutcracker Figurine, with patterned chest and Santa hat, is a strong addition to a Christmas collectible set. At first glance, the owl's focused stare may seem more serious than festive, but his jovial Santa hat leaves no doubt that he's a feathered fan of the holidays. In traditional folklore, nutcrackers were thought of as symbols of strength and protection, able to ward off evil spirits. As part of that tradition, this owl is a noble and wise protector of the holiday homestead, whose beautiful craftsmanship will guarantee his unique presence in your tabletop or mantel holiday décor year after year.
Growing up in rural South Carolina, Jim Shore's grandmother was a master quilter. She taught him to appreciate the patience and skill required to bring intricate designs to life. Drawing inspiration from his upbringing, Jim Shore is a born storyteller. Receiving a degree in business, not art, Jim originally supported his young family as an engineer and honed his skills as a painter and sculptor in his spare time. Now Jim continues to sculpt an ever-expanding world of charming characters. His whimsical animals and seasonal figurines recall the rich, hand carved textures of traditional folk art and tell his heartwarming, down-home tales.
• Christmas Owl Nutcracker Table Statue by Jim Shore • Patchwork design pattern • Owl wears a Santa hat and sits on a blue pedestal • Crafted of stone resin for durability • Festive holiday accent for desktop or mantel