Hi there! My name is SUSAN SHERIDAN, and I am the artist behind "ELEVATE THE PLATE". It's a one-girl operation! Production is done out of my garage and I primarily sell my products at local boutiques and festivals. I also have a vendor booth at the PARIS FLEA MARKET in Livermore.
I started my hobby in the Fall of 2015. I had just retired from a Corporate job and wanted to do something fun. I love to entertain and was always looking for fun ways to display food. I started by stacking plates on great pedestals, Beautiful, but not functional. I learned I needed to find a way to drill them and use hardware that could be disassembled to provide a way to store them efficentlly.
I look for plates anywhere, and everywhere. I buy them new, as well as look for amazing vintage plates at Estate Sales and Auctions. Once I find them, I pair them with others that I feel would make a beautiful piece of art. Then the work begins. Drilling, washing, matching, choosing hardware, adding bows.for sale. It takes about 4 hours to make a tower -- starting with buying the plates, to taking the pictures for sale.