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    The Cleverest Cheese

    February 24th, 2010

    Our Jean Elton company party was a success, from the “JE” brie cheese to party favors.

    JE Brie Cheese

    Kathy made a “JE” brie cheese, especially for the occasion.  Don’t we have a talented group of people here?

    Alan and his sail vase

    Everyone in attendance got to choose their favorite piece of Jean Elton art!
    Doesn’t Alan look happy with his Sail Vase? Read the rest of this entry »


    My Story

    February 16th, 2010

    Hi, my name is Amy and I am the manager of this blog and writer of most of the posts on it.  I am also the daughter of the founders of Jean Elton Studio & Gallery and have been using their products all my life.  Now I have a home of my own, and guess what?  I still use the dishes every day!  And not just the dishes.  Pretty much everywhere you look in my house, you will see evidence of Jean Elton.

    My parents have encouraged me to write up a profile of myself (as we started doing and want to continue doing with everyone involved in the company), but instead (for now), I thought I’d just post a few pictures of how I use Jean Elton dinnerware and home decor in my home.

    This large, hand-painted bowl is on display in my window-sill.  You can see all the snow in the background!

    This large, hand-painted bowl is on display in my window-sill. You can see all the snow in the background!

    This picture has two kinds of Jean Elton home decor!  The "PEACE" ornaments hang from my mantle.  The small sail vase sits on my hearth.

    This picture has two kinds of Jean Elton home decor! The "PEACE" ornaments hang from my mantle. The small sail vase sits on my hearth.

    These are some of my favorite small square dishes, so I had to hang them on the wall.  Aren't they precious?

    These are some of my favorite small square dishes, so I had to hang them on the wall. Aren't they precious?

    I always use a Jean Elton serving bowl to hold my fruit.  I alternate which ones, because I have several colors.

    I always use a Jean Elton serving bowl to hold my fruit. I alternate which ones, because I have several colors.

    My cabinets are completely Jean Elton dishes! One of the sets you've already seen on this blog in the "Not for Display Only" post.  Some of the others I had the privilege to paint myself!

    My cabinets are completely Jean Elton dishes! One of the sets you've already seen on this blog in the "Not for Display Only" post. Some of the others I had the privilege to paint myself!

    I use a round pitcher for my kitchen utensils.  I chose the light pink color to go with some of my other kitchen appliances.

    I use a round pitcher for my kitchen utensils. I chose the light pink color to go with some of my other kitchen appliances.

    My Christmas Tree was almost entirely made with Jean Elton ornaments!

    My Christmas Tree was almost entirely made with Jean Elton ornaments!

    So as you can see, nearly 30 years of using Jean Elton dishes has not soured me on them.  In fact, with all the new designs and colors, I’m more excited about them now than I ever was!


    Upcoming JE Party

    February 12th, 2010

    Our Jean Elton dinnerware is perfect for everyday use, but also can be dressed up beautifully.  For an upcoming company party, we used the dishes on several different tables as you can see in the gallery below.  Each table is set with a different color and design of dishes, with matching glassware and linens.

    We’d love to hear about your experiences with Jean Elton dinnerware.  How do you display them?  Do you use them everyday, or just for special occasions?


    Making of Plates

    February 4th, 2010

    Jean Elton has its own line of plates that are glazed in a wide variety of colors and designs.  But the process from just an idea of a plate to beautiful, hand-painted one is long.  It begins with an idea, then a drawing, then a complicated process that turns a drawing into a three-dimensional physical object.  That object is then used to create plaster molds, which allow us to replicate the plates over and over again (as you can see in the video below).