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Thorsson & Associates Workshop

Petaluma, California | 4158 Sales

thorssoli

Thorsson & Associates Workshop

Petaluma, California 4158 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars (452)
Shawn Thorsson

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Shawn Thorsson

Announcement    Welcome to your online source for the original Combat Garden Gnomes. These are the finest militarized lawn ornaments in the world. Accept no substitutes.

These are lovingly handmade in small batches as orders are placed. We're only listing a few at a time in order to make sure we can keep up with the demand, so if we don't have any of the particular pose you're after in stock, please check back. You can also follow Combat Garden Gnomes on Facebook for updates when we list new batches of gnomes.

The holidays are almost upon us! We are painting just as fast as we're able, to fulfill the outstanding orders! Many factors come into play, including handling time by the USPS once the gnomes leave our hands. We appreciate your patience!

In addition to the poses that are currently listed, there are always new sculpts in progress. You can see the works in progress here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/8050182@N06/6940850654/.

Stay tuned!

Announcement

Welcome to your online source for the original Combat Garden Gnomes. These are the finest militarized lawn ornaments in the world. Accept no substitutes.

These are lovingly handmade in small batches as orders are placed. We're only listing a few at a time in order to make sure we can keep up with the demand, so if we don't have any of the particular pose you're after in stock, please check back. You can also follow Combat Garden Gnomes on Facebook for updates when we list new batches of gnomes.

The holidays are almost upon us! We are painting just as fast as we're able, to fulfill the outstanding orders! Many factors come into play, including handling time by the USPS once the gnomes leave our hands. We appreciate your patience!

In addition to the poses that are currently listed, there are always new sculpts in progress. You can see the works in progress here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/8050182@N06/6940850654/.

Stay tuned!

About

At some point, I suppose it all started as a joke...

After Shawn transferred from active duty to the Naval Reserve, he started making a living as a civilian mariner. One night, sailing as navigator on a containership in the middle of the wide, empty Pacific Ocean, his mind started wandering.

Somewhere around 3am, he started dreaming up variations and alterations for the ubiquitous garden gnome. By 4am he had a list of twenty different concepts to experiment with. When he paid off of the ship for the last time, he started sculpting and the first Combat Garden Gnome was spawned.

The rest is history...

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Shop members

  • Shawn Thorsson

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    A Navy veteran with a hopeless case of creative compulsive disorder, Shawn does all of the sculpting and writes all of the back stories for all of the Combat Garden Gnomes in between his various other projects.

Production partners

  • Maker Media, inc.

    San Francisco, CA

    Maker Media published my book. They're the company behind Make: magazine, countless Maker Faires around the world, and the growing global Maker movement.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 2, 2019

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
If your item shows up damaged, please let us know. If you send it back, we'll send you a replacement.

If you're suffering from what market analysts refer to as "buyer's remorse" please feel free to list your purchased item on eBay. There's a good chance you'll make some money off of the deal.

Either way, this tiny little workshop in the corner of a re-purposed chicken barn is far too small to be able to offer refunds.
Payment
We accept payment via direct checkout or you can pay through Paypal.

No cash. No IOUs. No bank transfers from deposed Nigerian royalty. No exceptions.

Thank you for your understanding.
Shipping
We ship via USPS Priority Mail and usually go to the post office to drop off packages twice a week. That said it's not uncommon for us to have a backlog of packages to drop off. Especially around the holidays.

International customers: be advised that our shipping and handling fees do not include any import taxes or customs fees that your country may charge you for receiving items from the United States.
Additional policies and FAQs
No we are not accepting any custom orders.

If you don't see what you're looking for, that means we don't currently have it in stock. Add the shop to favorites. Follow us on Facebook. Check back later. We'll make more, but they sell out quickly.