ArtisticKatt

Katts Korner

| Austin, Texas

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This seller sets a shining example for providing a great customer experience, with a history of 5-star reviews, on-time shipping, and quick replies to any messages they received.

Announcement    Hello Dear Customers,

You are receiving this email because you ordered half pans from
ArtisticKatt / Katt's Korner Etsy Store at some time in the last 8 years. 


I am writing to let you know that, this fall, Daniel Smith has decided that half pans hand filled by Etsy sellers are a trademark infringement, and has demanded that Etsy start removing the listings. By talking to other Etsy sellers, I was able to determine that my shop was not the only one targeted. 


Our purpose was always to be a positive resource about Daniel Smith's paints, helping artists develop palettes and educating them about their pigments. I didn’t feel like we were infringing on their trademark, especially when we provided colors they didn't have in half pans. It has been very clear on our Etsy site that our pans were handmade. But as a business owner, I also understand their side of it. 


For however much time we have left, not sure at this moment, my storefront will have deeply discounted watercolor paints and tools, as we close out our Daniel Smith inventory. Please stay tuned, as things will be highly variable as we "clean out the cupboards" of already dried pans and full tubes of paint. 


We, because there are several of us here, want to thank all of you for your business. I really enjoyed working with all the artists who reached out to me for help.


If you have any questions, comments or requests please contact us at shandra [!at] katts-korner.com.



Sincerely,
Shandra & Cathy 
Katt's Korner

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 12, 2021

Hello Dear Customers,

You are receiving this email because you ordered half pans from
ArtisticKatt / Katt's Korner Etsy Store at some time in the last 8 years. 


I am writing to let you know that, this fall, Daniel Smith has decided that half pans hand filled by Etsy sellers are a trademark infringement, and has demanded that Etsy start removing the listings. By talking to other Etsy sellers, I was able to determine that my shop was not the only one targeted. 


Our purpose was always to be a positive resource about Daniel Smith's paints, helping artists develop palettes and educating them about their pigments. I didn’t feel like we were infringing on their trademark, especially when we provided colors they didn't have in half pans. It has been very clear on our Etsy site that our pans were handmade. But as a business owner, I also understand their side of it. 


For however much time we have left, not sure at this moment, my storefront will have deeply discounted watercolor paints and tools, as we close out our Daniel Smith inventory. Please stay tuned, as things will be highly variable as we "clean out the cupboards" of already dried pans and full tubes of paint. 


We, because there are several of us here, want to thank all of you for your business. I really enjoyed working with all the artists who reached out to me for help.


If you have any questions, comments or requests please contact us at shandra [!at] katts-korner.com.



Sincerely,
Shandra & Cathy 
Katt's Korner

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About ArtisticKatt

Sales 15,644
On Etsy since 2014

Why a Katt's Korner / Artistic Katt Etsy Store?

We created an Etsy store to specifically provide DS Half Pans to Artists -

Why?

Simply put, DS has some of the best watercolor paints in the world, but they do not provide them in a half pan size. Additionally, extruded half pans, which is what most manufacturers make, handle differently than hand-poured half pans from a tube. These paints reconstitute beautifully, and are of a wonderful consistency for travel, unlike the poured half pans with honey or sugar in them. Yuck! Talk about a sticky mess.

Consider this, it can take quite a while for you to go through a tube of paint, and while it sits on the shelf, it ages in the tube. Additionally, many of DS paints are quite expensive, making it hard for an artist who loves to experiment with color, as I do, to experience all their different offerings DS has (at last count 256 of them). By providing half pans, you can experiment and find your favorites. Just found out you don't like Pyrrol Red? Thank goodness you didn't buy a whole tube of it for $15. (But seriously.. Who doesn't love Pyrrol Red?)

Each pan is meticulously poured and dried. I overfill the pans so that when they dry you can have the fullest pan possible.

Shop members

  • Shandra (Katt)

    Creator, Co- Owner, Artist

  • Cathy

    Designer, Creator, Shipper

  • James S.

    Co-Owner, Compter Guru

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