Check out this ice sculptor’s finished product in Jamesport

12/08/2013 2:30 PM |
RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO | Professional ice sculptor Rich Daly, of Mastic Beach, uses a chainsaw to carve the image of Santa Claus at Sherwood House Vineyards in Jamesport Saturday afternoon.

RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO | Professional ice sculptor Rich Daly, of Mastic Beach, uses a chainsaw to carve the image of Santa Claus at Sherwood House Vineyards in Jamesport Saturday afternoon.

Frost shavings were flying outside Sherwood House Vineyards in Jamesport Saturday afternoon, where Rich Daly took to the winery’s front lawn to carve a giant sculpture of Santa Claus made entirely of ice.

Dozens of spectators, many of them with cameras and wine glasses in hand, braved chilly outdoor conditions to watch Mr. Daly, a professional ice carver from Mastic Beach, transform 1,200 pounds of ice into the image of Old Saint Nick — a feat that took four hours to complete.

See the finished product on northforker.com.