Stone Soup Santas

Shelie McCall 2014

Shelie McCall

Richard and Shelie McCall began making Santa dolls in 1989 to give as gifts to their friends and thus began the art and passion that today is Stone Soup Santas. Creating these magnificent Santa dolls from their home on Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County California, the McCalls sell nationwide to individuals, gift galleries, doll shops and boutiques. Richard creates the forms: sturdy, freestanding wood-and-metal armatures and Shelie sculpts Santa’s and paints polymer-clay head, hands and face. She also creates the costumes with fabrics that have a vintage feel and decorates her Santas with lifelike handmade animals and faux greenery, berries, ribbons and flowers.