Really nice ceramic garden gnome formed, decorated and fired by Lucile "Lu" Martin (1910-2000) of Syracuse, Illinois. Lucile was a self taught artist who made a limited number of large ceramic figural items primarily for her family and friends, and for her own keeping. Her very creative whimsical works were not sold commercially. Note the small bird in the gnome's right hand. Signed and dated 1970. Height - 25".