A nisse (usually Norwegian) and a tomte (usually Swedish) are similar characters. They are both solitary, mischievous domestic sprites responsible for the protection and welfare of the farmstead and its buildings. Regretfully he has yet to clean my house but since I have seen no spirits I believe he is protecting it.
This gnome has a some lovely sunflowers on his blue hat. He is made from speckled clay with a white beard and his nose is unglazed to show the beauty of the clay.
He is approx 3.75" tall and 2.5" wide.
All of my pieces are 100% handmade by myself, normally under the supervision of helper kitty. I use stamps, stencils, decals, and occasionally a bit of my own drawing for each piece. Due to the wonderfulness of handmade ceramics there can be imperfections, adding to the distinctive appearance.
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All items are glazed with a food safe commercial glaze. To retain the quality of your piece and ensure longevity, hand-washing is recommended, however, the products are dishwasher and microwave safe. Avoid moving items between extreme hot or cold environments such as an oven or freezer, as this could cause thermal shock and result in fragility and cracking and/or breakage.
Planters should be brought inside during freezing weather.