Have you ever seen the gnomes at your local garden center? They’re usually made out of terracotta clay slip (runny, gooey stuff) that’s been poured into molds. Once firm and dry they are fired up in an oven until hard , then painted with colors to match their surroundings!

For those who prefer something stronger than just color-play though there is always resin or similar materials instead – this way we’ll never forget our fond memories together as kids growing up playing outside all day long.

History of Gnomes

Garden gnomes are nothing new. They’ve been around since the 1800s, and original garden goers were far different than their plastic or plaster counterparts we know today! They were originally made out of clay in Germany.

The first garden gnomes that were mass-produced also came from Germany in the 1870s. The two big names in this industry were Philipp Griebel and August Heissner, with his company becoming known around the world for their iconic gnome designs beginning at around 1860’s time period through today!

The plastic ones we know about now started coming on scene during 1960’s when things really took off During World War II however most production wasn’t able to get back up after these events so if you want something truly special then look for one of these original ornaments.

The American company, Kimmel Gnomes is one of the few manufacturers that still make their creations by hand and not in mass production. People who want a gnome with some soul will seek out these handmade sculptures which come in various sizes to suit any need – whether it be for decoration or as an heirloom piece passed down through generations!

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