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Note from shop owner Hello Dear Customers read below,

I am letting you know that last fall, Daniel Smith 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. 

At this point, we have sold off the majority of our Daniel Smith inventory in an effort to transition to selling watercolor art & art glass.

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.

Katt's Korner will be back!!

Sincerely,
Shandra & Cathy 
Katt's Korner

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Feb 10, 2022

Hello Dear Customers read below,

I am letting you know that last fall, Daniel Smith 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. 

At this point, we have sold off the majority of our Daniel Smith inventory in an effort to transition to selling watercolor art & art glass.

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.

Katt's Korner will be back!!

Sincerely,
Shandra & Cathy 
Katt's Korner

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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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