Gail the Springtime Snail

Make an industrially charming statement with this eye-catching snail.
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Uncommon Collection

$75.00

featured in the uncommon collection

Come Out of Your Shell

Combining the fruitful benefits of an old wives' tale--keeping pennies in the garden keeps your hydrangeas blue and the slugs out--Gail the Snail brings a symbolic dose of luck to your garden. Artist Fred Conlon artfully hand crafts sculpture from recycled steel, upcycled pennies, and a pair of spring antennas for motion. The steel design weathers over time, lending character and personality to your outdoor decor. Handmade in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Check out other items in Fred Conlon's Upcycled Penny Collection: Penny Sunflower, Lucky Penny Garden Flowers - Set of 3 and Cody the Copperhead Snake.

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Made in Utah

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Fred Conlon and Sugarpost Inc. for the Uncommon Collection

created by

Fred Conlon and Sugarpost Inc. for the Uncommon Collection

location

Utah

Raised in Colorado, Fred Conlon now lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he makes garden sculptures out of recovered objects. Fred received his BA from the University of Utah and started Sugarpost in 1998. Sugarpost gets its name from its neighborhood in Salt Lake City—Sugar House—and its original location across the street from the post office.

Each item in the Uncommon Collection meets five important standards. Here's how Gail the Springtime Snail qualified for the Collection:

Original Design

Inspired by the old wives tale about planting pennies for a fruitful and slug free garden, Gail the Snail creates an industrially charming focal point in your outdoor decor.

Responsible Business Practices

mission statement

To bring a smile to people's faces in an otherwise dreary world by making "garden art that doesn't suck."


fair wage

Sugarpost Inc. pays employees a starting wage of $14/hr., which exceeds Salt Lake County's living wage.

- Local (Utah State) minimum wage: $7.25
- Federal minimum wage: $7.25
- Living wage of Salt Lake County: $10.87


paid time off

40 hours of PTO is available after 1 year of employment. After 2 years of service, 80 hours is available, with a maximum of 96 hours PTO after 3 years.


recycling primary/secondary materials

At least 50% of primary material is upcycled. Every component is 100% recyclable.


charitable giving

Sugarpost works with everything from local fundraisers to the National Ability Center (NAC). They recently donated artwork that sold for $17,500 and donated over $25,000 in 2015 to various local groups and organizations.


Environmentally Friendly Materials

Upcycled, Recycled and Recyclable Steel

Resourceful Packaging

Sugarpost packs in recycled and recyclable Kraft and cardboard.

Exclusivity

There's one place—and only one place—where you'll find Gail the Springtime Snail: UncommonGoods.

Handmade Recycled Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
copper, recycled steel
Measurements
8" L x 2.5" W x 4" H
Care
This item is intentionally designed by Fred Conlon to weather outdoors. If the rust is not desirable, the artist recommends applying a coat of protective clear spray paint.
Item ID
41509

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I bought this in advance for Christmas so I can't do a complete review of how the product holds up outside.

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Very decorative

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Quite a conversation piece

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