Sunday, December 6, 2009

A Creche by Any Other Name

The Community Creche Exhibit changed their name this year to "Community Nativity Festival". It has been an event for 15 years now, and seems to get better and better.
This is one of three tables all from a lady in our Ward, Kip Worley.

What struck me this year was the diversity of materials used. This one from Jean Nelson is made of "ground cinnamon wood clay" from Singapore.

This one from Kip is painted copinal seeds from El Salvador.

There were several interesting examples made from banana fibers from Africa. This is Ileen Barlow's.

A stunning crystal example, and believe it or not . . .

Railroad ties! It would be hard to think of a material that hasn't been used.


Eldon and Janeil Olsen said...

We were hosts and the railroad spikes seemed to be a favorite. It was made by Harry Lagerstedt who owns the peach place. We thought the settings were very artistic.

Gail said...


Anonymous said...

Very interesting. The railroad ties is very unique, but personally, I prefer the more traditional ones. The display set up is beautiful. June had e-mailed me about it. Thanks for sharing. :)
Linda W.

Sweet Polly Purebred said...

I thought I had seen everything (seemed to be lots of repeats in years past) and contemplated not going this year. The layout was beautiful! I'm glad I didn't miss it.

velvetelement said...

I love it, I really enjoy creche exhibits. You are right that there has probably been a nativity scene made out of just about anything you can think of!