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Artist's Statement
"When beginning a sculpture I have an idea of what the Gnome will look like, but the Gnome never turns out the way I envision, and I'm always surprised by the mysterious characters that 'appear' out of the clay."

Our studio began when Candice brought her love of old world Garden Gnomes from her native country Wales to the gardens of the USA and the world.

Our Clay Gnomes are cast from rare 18th and 19th Century antique Gnomes and original works by Candice Kimmel. They are handmade using English Stoneware Pottery which has a beautiful quality and feel. It's a very strong type of pottery that is high fired in our Kiln to 2,232°F to make sure it holds up to weather, heat, cold, damp, and will last a long time.

Each Clay Gnome is made in our workshop and takes 1-2…

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  • Born on January 1
  • Joined August 10, 2010

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HIGH FIRED STONEWARE POTTERY

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About

Artist's Statement
"When beginning a sculpture I have an idea of what the Gnome will look like, but the Gnome never turns out the way I envision, and I'm always surprised by the mysterious characters that 'appear' out of the clay."

Our studio began when Candice brought her love of old world Garden Gnomes from her native country Wales to the gardens of the USA and the world.

Our Clay Gnomes are cast from rare 18th and 19th Century antique Gnomes and original works by Candice Kimmel. They are handmade using English Stoneware Pottery which has a beautiful quality and feel. It's a very strong type of pottery that is high fired in our Kiln to 2,232°F to make sure it holds up to weather, heat, cold, damp, and will last a long time.

Each Clay Gnome is made in our workshop and takes 1-2 weeks to complete. Due to the handmade and hand-glazed process, no two Clay Gnomes will be exactly alike so our customers can be assured that every Gnome is truly special.

In a world of concrete and plastic we are trying very hard to offer our customers a quality product that you would be proud to display in your own gardens, give as a gift, or hand down through the generations.

Here at Kimmel Gnomes we love Gnomes and the little bit of joy they bring to all who discover them standing guard at the bottom of the garden.

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All Kimmel CLAY Gnomes Are Suitable For Outdoor Use!

About Our Finishes
Effective August 6th, 2004

All our Clay Gnomes are now Matt Glazed for a durable weather resistant finish. We only use paint for some details and unusual colors.

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