Gnomes: Guardians of the Garden with Jason Charron

Jason Charron is a member of our clay studio. He says: “Working clay for me is a new challenge everyday with endless possibilities.  I love how you're not restricted by the edges of a piece of paper or canvas. Art has been part of my life as early as I could hold a crayon and I first worked with clay when I was in grade school in an art program that let me miss school for the day to work on art projects. I continued to pursue working with clay in college where I double majored in marketing and art and took three semesters of ceramics.  I always enjoyed the freedom of hand building and continue to today.”


Garden Gnomes are figurines of a small humanoid creature usually seen wearing a tall, pointy (red) hat. Gnomes are said to bring good luck and goodwill to the garden and gardener who invites them in. According to the story, they enhance the harvest and look after the other creatures that occupy the garden.

In this three hour class, you will make your own unique gnome from start to finish, beginning with hand building and ending by painting with underglaze.

Class meets Saturday, July 23 from 1-4pm.

Students of all ages are welcome, and anyone under 10 must also have an adult registered for the class as well.

Price is $28 + $18 supply fee (includes 2 firings).

Family discount 2/$48 or 3/$66 plus supply fees.
Wear clothes you can get dirty.

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Reservations are taken on a first come first serve basis. Many of our classes fill up early - so don't wait too long!

We take phone reservations with a valid credit card.

Call: 507-732-7616

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Crossings at Carnegie
320 East Ave
Zumbrota, MN 55992