Porcelain by Rosalinde, now presided over by their son, Bob, initially began as a porcelain business and entered the pet industry in 1986, the year they were introduced to their first artist, Cindy Farmer.
President: Bob Blanton
"It used to be the golden retriever, the Lab and the boxer," says Blanton
"It seems to change over the years."
Because all of the images are hand drawn, the final product is sometimes the end result of a very lengthy process.
"It can take up to a year, if an artist creates a complete line [of products]," says Blanton
After the artists are finished with the images, they go through a process that Blanton
believes sets them apart.
"Ours are done the old-fashioned way," says Blanton
, who studied graphic arts in school.
"Most do water decals, which are like model decals.
We fire the ink on, and this makes the product permanent."
The process of firing on the ink harkens back to the origins of Porcelain by Rosalinde.
"My parents originally started this as a hobby, like ceramics" says Blanton
Initially, Porcelain by Rosalinde would order the decals from a separate company but have since taken over and now handle the entire process on their own.
"When someone places an order, we make it to order," says Blanton
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