Monday, July 27, 2009

Foundry In Action!

Here are some (crappy quality phone-taken) pictures of the foundry in action! Check more out on my flickr!

Friday, July 24, 2009


Garden Gnome Party at the Shipyard, Sunday August 2nd, 1 - 5 p.m.

For immediate release several weeks ago:

teamGnome and The Bay Area Gnomish-American Cultural Coalition request your presence at the First Annual Gnomish Garden Party Fundraiser to support the Gee-Gnome Project in its final push to the playa.

teamGnome will be taking a short break from our joyful frolicking toils in the sunny East Bay to have some food and drink with our friends and supporters. We will be engaging in garden party games with a gnomish and industrial twist, showing off our new aluminum foundry with molten metally goodness, and shaking it gnome style (similar to human style, except smaller and cuter). Peer behind the infrequently pieced Gnomish Aluminum Curtain into the our workshop and
learn of the secret gnomish technology and lore.

Skip Sunday Brunch and come on down to the Shipyard! We will be BBQ-ing delicious gnomish delights, both meaty and veggie, and imbibing highly alcoholic gnomish brews, the traditional spiced gin concoctions, as well as the usual, less daring, beer and wine.

This is your chance for very limited Gee-Gnome tag and swag, so bring yer gear and walk away with our logo!

Help us help the gnomes help us,
Garden Party Fundraiser with the Gnomies!
Entrance Free (Donations Encouraged)

Sunday August 2, 1-5 pm
The Shipyard
1010 Murray St Berkeley

Enjoy food, drinks, music! (Donations Encouraged)
Meet the artists! (Donations Encouraged)
Make a gnome hat/get a gnome brand! (Donations Encouraged)
Garden Games (Donations Encouraged)
See live molten aluminum casting! (Donations Encouraged)
Music by Duane, his band, and DJ iPod and His Ruben's Tube (Donations Encouraged)
Win Valuable Prizes (Donations Required)
Contribute to the Gee-Gnome project so that we will continue to
evolve! (Evolution Encouraged)

We encourage donations and donations are encouraged.

blue flame

blue flame
Originally uploaded by sandwichgirl
Fire Arts Festival. The d├ębutante Gee-Gnome showing off her new blue flame, now with extra new blueyness. We rolled out some new colors and had four good days of playing with our new toy. Thank you Crucible for the chance to show the Gee-Gnome in the Bay Area, you are truly friends of the gnome.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Gnome Face

I wanted to give you a look at my gnome face. gnome ...gnome.... gnome, well you get it. This is the first stage of the modeling made about two weeks ago. We have subsequently cast the plaster molds and have made plaster positives. We are still working on coping with the size of the sand molds necessary for this casting (400 lb sand boxes are kind of hard to throw around) and so the work continues. Thanks for the support you all gave us at the Fire Arts Festival where we had four full nights of successful gnome shots and are still around to talk about it. Watch this space for photos of the brand new colored flames we tried out as well an invite to the Gee-Gnome Garden Party on August 2nd.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

FAF Run Up

We have been gnoing gnomey to gnet ready for the Fire Arts Festival where we will be showing the Gee-Gnome Project. Meeting the Oakland Fire Department this afternoon to get clearance and the Festival is Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Come out and support the Crucible and your local Gnome makers!

Thanks to the members of TeamGnome for coming out to install the piece in West Oakland last night:

and remember there are many moods of gnome. just some could be: surly, stabby, damnit, cantankereous carnfabberish, angry, peeved, mutterous, pissy, gnawy, shouty, slightly murderous, steamed, and boiling.

Have you experienced any more? Let us know.

Happy Belated Blog Post!

Gnomeit. If anyone that wasn't there and didn't hear we did:
1) Make it to Fourth of Juplaya
2) Arrive with all our insides bits to the Gnome and associated services
3) Assemble and test the Fire Shooting parts of the Gnome.
4) Test various nozzles, pressures, and shooting techniques
5) Break Down, Pack, and Drive back the Gnome guts back to the Bay Area.
6) Have fun while doing it.

So Happy Belated Fourth of Juplaya to all of you and to all a good night.