This whimsical ceramic gnome is the perfect gift for St. Patrick's day... for your garden or your table. His flower shaped holes allow light from a battery operated candle to shine through. I don't recommend using a standard candle as the gnome will become very hot to the touch. I make each of my gnomes by hand, carefully rolling out the clay and forming each part, then assemble it. The newly created gnome is allowed to dry, then is bisque fired in my kiln. Color and glaze are then applied and he undergoes a second and final firing.