Our plaques have weathered the test of time for many years now! They are weather resistant and their hand painted colors will not fade. You will find them in Italy, The Bahamas, Ireland, Canada, Australia and all over the United States. They can be safely displayed outdoors or easily hung indoors, giving that perfect finishing touch to your vacation Villa or your year-round residence. In addition, our Italian Style House Plaques make a unique and truly personalized gift.
"It is so beautiful! We are so happy with it ... even more beautiful that it was on your website!" C.F. in California
When you order your Italian House Plaque it will be hand crafted from beginning to end, ensuring it will have its own unique characteristics. Each house plaque in our Signature Series is carefully hand painted to your specifications and then personally signed by the designing artist so you can be sure it is an authentic, truly personalized, hand crafted work of art.
About the Materials All Italian Style Plaques in our Ceramic Signature Series are made from Genuine Ceramic Bisque and come with two weather resistance screws and two protective rubber washers for easy installation.
About the Process With custom molds and quality bisque as the foundation, each plaque begins its journey by being 'hand cast' in one of our specially crafted molds. It is then placed on racks and allowed to dry in a controlled environment for up to 5 days. Oh-so-cautiously removed from the mold, your address plaque is then placed in a kiln and slow-fired at carefully monitored temperatures for the better part of the day. After this firing process is finished, the plaques are cooled and then inspected for defects. We are also looking for those subtle characteristics that will make each address plaque unique. Any that do not pass our inspection are thrown out.
Now we go to the artist's studio where your house number plaque is gently hand-sanded and cleaned. It is then individully hand painted by one of our experienced artists who carefully follows the design, colors and style you've chosen ... ensuring every plaque is distinctive, beautiful and unique. In the final stage of the process the glaze is prepared and your plaque is dipped and dried overnight. A last minute inspection and it is prepared for one final trip to the kiln where it is kiln-fired a second time to ensure durability and a warm, lustrous finish.
About Our Signature Series Designs At Classy Plaques Studios each house plaque is hand designed and hand painted which means we can go beyond traditional personalization of putting just your name, address, or house numbers on the plaque. We can also customize or modify any of our artwork in order to include themes, colors, objects or subject matter that you would like to see on your house plaque. This is available only in our Signature Series and something you're unlikely to find anywhere else. We have an experienced team available to you who are happy to discuss your ideas and requests. We can make modifications to any of our designs and then provide you with a 'mock up' for you to see prior to completing your custom ceramic plaque. We will create up to two mock ups of your ideas to reach a truly personalized design just for you.
If you are looking to create your own unique design, give us a call. Our Classy Plaque artists enjoy creating custom plaques for our customers!