Photo Credit: Alexandra Thurston
Give the pet lover in your life the gift of a handmade porcelain custom pet plate!
There’s nothing quite like receiving a customized piece of art just for you, and if you’re in love with your pets, there’s something extra special about having them be the star subject!
A few years ago on Giada Entertains, some of the Giadzy crew got to bring their pups along to Giada’s dog park picnic for a super fun episode. As if getting treated to a delicious lunch by Giada wasn’t enough, we were all surprised with a gift: custom ceramic pet plates with our beloved dog’s faces illustrated on them!
The artisan porcelain plates are entirely handmade by Alexandra Thurston (@pottery_paws on IG!). Because the clay is hand-molded and the art is completely customized, each plate has its own unique charm that we just adore. While the plates are totally functional (microwave and dishwasher safe!) we prefer to put ours on display like the art that they are. It’s the kind of thing that always brightens your mood whenever you see it, and never fails to puts a smile on your face.
“I asked all my friends for pictures of their dog, and I had a lady make these really pretty ceramic plates with the dogs’ picture and name… which I think, for a dog lover, it’s really special.” – Giada De Laurentiis
Upon seeing the gifts, we all couldn’t believe it! Not only is it just really fun to see your pet stylistically drawn by an artist, but it’s a really beautiful way to preserve your pet’s likeness and memory forever. Knowing just how exciting it was to receive such a thoughtful gift, we can say first hand that you can’t go wrong gifting one of these beautiful custom plates to the pet-lover in your life!