Nativity Scene

My mother, Margaret, was into ceramics when I was young. She had a kiln room with many plaster molds and tubs of pourable clay and a kiln with a space inside as big as a kitchen oven.

In 1955 she found a manger scene she could paint and fire. Here is the whole scene. I made the wood roof for it in 1955. We show this every Christmas.


I took this picture and cropped it to show only Mary and Joseph and Jesus. I then had the picture blown up and printed on canvas. Here is what it looks like in our front yard now. I glued the canvas onto 1 inch thick foam from HD and then used our electric carving knife to cut out the background. It is held up by wood in the back. You can get your own copy of this on EBay here.