There are many other companies out there selling a similar product and I feel that we all have our place in the market. When it comes to selling Portrait Platters, I have seen that they are not all made the same. Here are some things about my platters I would like you to know...
Everything is 100% hand painted! All from my original artwork. You will even get a digital proof of your plate design to review before I paint your order. I do proofs so that we both feel confident about how the end design will look. I want to be sure you get what you want when you order and do not get an unhappy surprise when your platter arrives.
I do not use decals on my platters. Decals are great when you want it quick and inexpensive, but they do not have the durability or functionality that hand painting offers. Decals can eventually scratch or come off the platter and are not safe to use with food.
I do not use a ceramic pencil to do black outlining and lettering. Ceramic pencils may be quicker and easier to use for outlining, but it does not look as professional as painting does. It may take me longer to paint your platter, but I choose quality.
All plates and platters are fully functional! Hand painting, glazing and kiln firing makes all my plates and platters safe to use for food and not just to display. They are dishwasher safe, however I do recommend hand washing.
I will work with you one-on-one to discuss and create the design. You will only deal with me, the artist that paints your platter. I am here full time, this is not a hobby that I do on nights and weekends, it is a FULL time job. I am always happy to assist you and answer your questions. It is important to me that you feel like I am available to assist you. Even though ordering online may seem impersonal, you are not just dealing with a computer, you are dealing with a real person!
With that said....My platters may at times take a little longer to receive than other company's, but I do not employ other artists to do my painting and naturally sometimes I do get very busy. I work hard everyday to get orders out quickly but without compromising on quality. Every order is important, no matter how busy I get, and I will spend the time to paint every order to best of my ability. I always give you a shipping time so you know when to expect your order and sometimes I am even able to ship early. If I can get something done quickly for you because you have a deadline, I will be happy to. I have been around since 2003 and it is still a joy to paint. I have included some customer testimonials below.....
I look forward to working with you if you decide to order from me.
I just wanted to let you know I received my plate yesterday and you did a wonderful job it is beautiful. Thank you so much and I will be passing your name along to my friends and family.
Thank you, Angela
Dear Tina, I just wanted to let you know the platter arrived and I LOVE IT! Thank you so much for the beautiful job you did on it and I can't wait to give it to my mother-in-law.The platter will definitely win the "best gift ever" award. Thanks again, Barbara
Good morning, Tina.
I just received my platter today. The proof that you send out does not NEARLY give your work the justice it deserves!!! I teared up just looking at the platter. I don’t think platter would be. But that adds to how wonderful it is. I am so confident that my parents will love it as much as I do, if not more. You went above and beyond my expectations, and I am grateful for that. Rarely do I order from the Internet because of my fear of being scammed. You've made this entire process enjoyable for me. I would love to add my 2 cents on how FABULOUS this platter is.
Again, thank you for going above and beyond to ensure that I would have this well in advance of the anniversary party that I am planning for them. I hope you have a Blessed day!
My platter just arrived and I wanted to thank you for the beautiful job you did. This will be a Christmas gift for my Mother. She is someone who has everything and very difficult to shop for. I think this will be one of the best gifts I've ever given her. Thank you so much.
I just got my finished plate today. Thank you so much it is more wonderful than I expected. I can not wait till Xmas eve for my daughter-in-law to open her gift. THANK YOU SO MUCH. I WILL BE ORDERING FROM YOU AGAIN. YOUR FINISHED PIECE OF ART WITH BE CHERISHED FOREVER IN OUR FAMILY. Sherri
HI Tina, My parents absolutely loved their Family Platter. Thank you so very much for creating this beautiful piece. My dad emailed me a picture of it and you did a wonderful job. Thank you again for everything.
We received the platter and love it. Great work. We will do our best to generate more business for you!
Enjoy the holiday season!
know the plates arrived safely last week and I absolutely love them! You can tell you have fun with your work! Everyone I've showed them to thinks they are adorable also, so I'll pass your name around.
Thanks again, Donna
You are an angel. I opened the box and the plate was beautiful. I saw how much time and creativity you put into each family member and I teared up. This is definitely going to be my most favorite present to give to anyone. They will love it and I know will be touched too. Thanks again for fitting me in. I really appreciate it.
I received my plate today. It is JUST BEAUTIFUL!!
I will be ordering another one this summer as my other daughter is expecting a baby in July.
Thank you very much,
I just wanted to thank you again for the beautiful family portrait platter you created for my mother-in-law and
family LOVED the piece. Mom, Dad, Sean, Laura, and Jack were all there to see it, and thought it was the cutest thing.
Thank you so much for helping me create something special for my parents!!!
I just got my finished plate today. Thank you so much it is more wonderful than I expected. I can not wait till xmas eve for my daughter-in-law to open her gift. THANK YOU SO MUCH. I WILL BE ORDERING FROM YOU AGAIN. YOUR FINISHED PIECE OF ART WITH BE CHERISHED FOREVER IN OUR FAMILY.
Just precious - I can't wait to give it to our daughter & son-in-law. I have you permanently book-marked & have passed your website onto friends. Have a wonderful holiday season & thanks so much.