The Artists

Howland Blackiston was born and raised in New York City and has been involved in drawing, painting and sculpting for decades. After college, he studied art at the National Academy, the Art Students League, and the Parson’s School of Design in New York. Joy was a professional costume designer for the Asolo Theater in Sarasota, Florida and The Roundabout Theater in New York City. Joy designs and creates the clothing for all of the collectable silicone figures.

A few years ago Howland and Joy started making realistic Santa figures as special holiday gifts for family and friends. “You should sell these”, was the immediate response from nearly everyone who saw them. And so they decided to craft a limited number of these life-like figures for sale. Each is unique and one-of-kind. Each is numbered and signed by the artists.
Blackiston Studio Collectable Silicone Figures and Custom Portrait Busts by Howland Blackiston & Joy Blackiston
Artists Howland and Joy Blackiston
Portrait Sulpture, custom portrait busts, bronze busts, life-like sculptures, silicone figures, silicone dolls, realistic portraits, Father Christmas figures, Father Christmas dolls, Santa dolls, Santa figures, Santa Claus figures, Santa Claus dolls, Butler statue, butler figure, bultler doll, life-like dolls, realistic figures, realistic dolls. Howland Blackiston