Tom Clark gnomes are made of clay. His clay work is exceptional and has a talent in creating gnomes with a purpose. All gnomes have a backstory that is often inspired by actual characters in his life. His figurines are bought from the likes of the former first lady Barbara Bush and It-author Stephen King. His creations vary from gnomes to real life figurines and has travelled around to teach people how to make them.
Can Tom Clark Gnomes go Outside?
Tom Clark gnomes are coated with a UV protective agent so they can be used for outdoor purposes. However, many are quite old and many collectors want to keep the integrity of the pieces, so they are usually kept in glass cabinets within the household. This protects them from dust, soil, rain and humidity so that the gnome paint can last for a longer time. Dr. Clark has often said that if people want to keep them outdoors then it is important to switch them between inside and outside. Cairn Studios made hand cast gnomes in resin or bronze and then hand painted them but the artist opted out and stuck to clay. If you want to maintain the value of these collector items, it is better to keep it indoors.
How do you Clean Tom Clark Gnomes?
It is important to clean these clay gnomes to make sure that they are more durable and their worth remains constant. Most of these gnomes have a special paint color-scheme and it is probably a few decades old so it is imperative that no harsh chemicals and rigid brushes are used to clean these figurines. Take a soft makeup brush or a new paint brush to dust off your gnome and use a sink to rinse off dirt and pat dry with a towel.