Skiing Gnome-be-Gone Sculpture

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Fred Conlon

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An Avalanche of Alpine Adventure

Don't get us wrong, garden gnomes can be great if you have one, or maybe two living in your yard. However, when they find a particularly comfy garden it's in their nature to invite their friends to join them, and gnome populations can quickly get out of hand; gnome migration can turn your garden from tastefully playful to overwhelmingly cute overnight. This is when it's time to invest in a Gnome-be-gone. This lively, chompy creature has a penchant for tossing gnomes and, unlike his painted ceramic prey, is welded together by hand from raw metal. Snowfall hardly slows his chase - he takes to skis to pursue gnomes in even the harshest conditions. Handmade by designer Fred Conlon in Utah.

Click here to view a video of how Fred Conlon creates his art!

Fred Conlon

created by

Fred Conlon

location

Utah

What would metalsmith Fred Conlon be if he weren't an artist? "I can't imagine doing anything else," he says. Raised in Colorado, Fred now lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he makes witty garden sculptures out of reclaimed metal.

Handmade Recycled Made in the USA
Made from
recycled steel
Measurements
10" L x 9.25" H
Notes
This item is intentionally designed by Fred Conlon to develop a rust patina outdoors. If the rust is not desirable, the artist recommends a clear spray paint like rust oleum or krylon.
Item ID
15019

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within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
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within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
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will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

Please note, this item is discontinued, when it sells out it will no longer be available.


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Skiing Gnome-be-Gone Sculpture
 
4.7

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (12)
  • Durable (10)
  • Easy to install (5)
  • Visually pleasing (5)
  • Easy to clean (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home (5)
  • Outside (5)
  • Gifts (4)
  • Garden (3)
  • Large rooms (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Stylish (8), Budget shopper (4), Practical (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (4)

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5.0

I would buy this product again and again

By 

from New York, NY

About Me Collector, Decorator

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Visually Pleasing

Cons

  • Bulky

Best Uses

  • Display
  • Gifts

Comments about Skiing Gnome-be-Gone Sculpture:

Was a great birthday gift for my brother, an avid skier!

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5.0

Great Gift!

By 

from CA

Pros

  • Visually Pleasing

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Ambience
    • Gifts
    • Home

    Comments about Skiing Gnome-be-Gone Sculpture:

    I gave this as a gift a couple of years ago, an my inlaws loved it! They did have to drill a hole in the bottom of the mouth so rain and snow could drain out.

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    5.0

    So cute!

    By 

    from Colorado springs, CO

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Unique
    • Visually Pleasing

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Gifts
      • Home

      Comments about Skiing Gnome-be-Gone Sculpture:

      I will be putting a clear protectant spray on this before putting it outside but it is so darn cute I can't wait to get it out in my garden! Love that the card that comes with it says "Congrats on buying yard art that doesn't suck," which about sums it up.

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      5.0

      They loved it!

      By 

      from IL

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Visually Pleasing

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Skiing Gnome-be-Gone Sculpture:

          Nice work!

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          5.0

          Skiing Gnome-Be-Gone

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          from Michigan

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gifts

              Comments about Skiing Gnome-be-Gone Sculpture:

              The Gnome-Be-Gone characters are fun unique gifts for the person who has everything.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              Love my Little Skier Gnome!

              By 

              from San Francisco, CA

              About Me Artist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Visually Pleasing

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Ambience
              • Home

              Comments about Skiing Gnome-be-Gone Sculpture:

              love how he makes me laugh

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              5.0

              It was a hit!!!

              By 

              from Chandler, AZ

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Durable
              • Funny

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Large Rooms
                • Outside
                • Small Rooms

                Comments about Skiing Gnome-be-Gone Sculpture:

                I ordered this as a bday gift for a friend and it was SUCH a hit!!! He loved it!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                5.0

                Snowboarders beware!

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                from Federal Way WA

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Durable
                • Easy To Clean

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Large Rooms
                  • Outside

                  Comments about Skiing Gnome-be-Gone Sculpture:

                  Skier's revenge for all those times the border cleared off the great snow just in front of you!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  4.0

                  Beautiful design, but lighter color

                  By 

                  from Dallas, TX

                  About Me Budget Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design

                  Cons

                  • Unattractive

                  Best Uses

                  • Dining room table
                  • Kitchen
                  • Large Rooms
                  • Living room
                  • Small Rooms

                  Comments about Skiing Gnome-be-Gone Sculpture:

                  Bought this as a Christmas gift, so is hasn't been used yet. It's a very pretty bowl, but the color is a lot lighter than the picture.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  4.0

                  Whimsical & Wacky Winner!

                  By 

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Stylish

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design

                  Cons

                  • Care Instructions

                  Best Uses

                  • Front Porch

                  Comments about Skiing Gnome-be-Gone Sculpture:

                  Gave this and the ski jumper as Chanukah gifts to my parents who are avid skiers. They LOVED them! Only concern is about care as the catalog mentions they will get a rush from being outside, but I would have appreciated additional care or suggested environmental instructions.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Came right away, in perfect condition, and love that they were packed in ergonomic/recycled papers. I should not have expected anything less.

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