Pipka was born in Germany and came to America with her parents and brother after World War II. She celebrates Christmas and life all year round by designing her European inspired Santas and angels. Pipka shares her passion for folk art by teaching her painting techniques and reciting the stories of the rich traditions of Father Christmas to students and Christmas enthusiasts throughout the world. Pipka starts with wonderful artwork in the form of colorful paintings and sketches then the art takes shape in sculptor's clay. A mold is then poured and the figurine comes to life as a cold cast resin piece with artisans carefully hand painting every detail.