Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
Santa Claus Appears – Sculpted by Lindy Evans at Kentucky Artisan Center
On Saturday, December 2, well-known doll maker Lindy Evans of Berea, will sculpt Santa Claus and possibly some of his elves from 10:30 – 3:30 at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.
Lindy Evans’ doll making career began in 1975 when she made fabric dolls and animals as holiday gifts for her family and friends. After 17 years as a teacher and administrator in public education, Lindy began to pursue doll making full time.
In her home workshop Lindy creates one-of-a-kind and limited edition dolls developed from studies of real people. She sculpts the faces from polymer clay, paints the features, and uses vintage fabrics to sew the clothing. The majority of Lindy’s work focuses on Santa and his elves and her work ranges from 11” tall to life size and she makes a Santa wearable pin as well.
Lindy’s work has been featured on Kentucky Educational Television, and on Home and Garden Television's Country at Home. She appeared on KET's Kentucky Life during the holiday season of 2001. Lindy has also been featured on HGTV's Sew Much More, and in numerous national magazines. She is a juried member of the Kentucky Guild of Artists & Craftsmen, The Southern Highland Craft Guild, the Kentucky Craft Marketing Program, and has exhibited her work in the American Craft Council’s December craft fair in Charlotte, N.C.
Works by Lindy Evans are regularly featured at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, located just off Interstate 75 at exit 77 (Berea). The Center’s exhibits, shopping, and travel information areas are all open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and the café from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. The Center currently features works by more than 650 artisans from all across the Commonwealth. For more information call 859-985-5448 or visit the Center’s web site at www.kentuckyartisancenter.ky.gov
The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea is an agency in the Commerce Cabinet of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.