I made this little guy at the pottery studio. He now lives in Georgia with this crafty lady.
The base is a hollow ball, thrown on the wheel. I sculpted his arms, legs, and head and added them later. He's painted with underglaze and porcelain slip and then some clear glaze to make him shiny.
My influences for this guy include Tim Burton's Santa from the Nightmare Before Christmas, and Neil Gaiman's movie, Coraline, especially in the button eyes.