Click on links below to go to those pages!
Letter Openers (mostly Dog)
You can pay instantly with PayPal by using this link: paypal.me/castofcharacters
Unsolicited Testimonials from All Over!
used with the Authors' permission
Dear Mary Ann,
I received the pieces and I LOVE them! My fiancťe was so happy to get that for Christmas! And on 12/27 our beloved Maya took her last breath on our lap.
Your pieces are by the front door where we can see it every day and think of her.
I want to thank you again for being so kind on re-doing the order for me. Iíll always think of you and will refer you to anyone that ask about the pieces( which Iím sure they will because they are lovely!)
Wish you a wonderful New Year!!
Hi Mary Ann, I love the bookmarks! They're gorgeous! My 2 Bracco Italiano girls are going to be featured in a
Dogs of the East Bay book (release date is the 10th).
I'm giving the book as Xmas gifts and including your beautiful
bookmark with the book. Thank you! Linnea
They came in and they are perfect!
Thank you so much for your fast and flexible response!
I will be sure to send pictures and comments from the other guys!
Hi Mary Ann!
It is just as pictured on your website (and just like my Scottie Nellie too!).
I'm glad I happened
upon your website and will happily mention it to my friends.
Hi there - the bronze whippet hook has arrived, and it's a really wonderful miniature sculpture, I just wish I could have afforded to buy more at this time, but when I can, I'll be back! Many thanks. All the best, Stella
Hello Mary, I already have a lovely bronze Spinone hook I bought from you a couple of years ago now! This opener is intended as a present
Kind regards, Alyson Alyson Mills Drouin Victoria Australia
I got the order--it is WONDERFUL. Can't wait to send you photos! Youdo SUCH great work!
Lee Cera, Manhattan, IL
Dear Mary Ann,
Hi Mary Ann, Oh my gosh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just received the Newfi door knocker. What a work of art!!!!!!!!!!! I love it and it is going to be just perfect on our door. I can not wait until EVERYONE of my friends see it....ESPECIALLY my friend who suggested I look on-line for a door knocker. Trust me when I say, your art work will be loved and cherished! Thank you, Sandi Taylor; Sandia Park, NM
It's nearly midnight and we've just returned
from an out of town trip, but I couldn't wait to
open the knocker and to let you know how wonderful it is!
Can't wait to mount it and see it proudly sported on the
front door of Hippop House. Best, Carol
Hello Mary Ann
Got the hippos today.......they are fabulous and I couldn't be
more pleased. Will enjoy them.
Thanks so much for creating them and them to your repertoire.
Best Regards, AJ
I have to say they are even better than I had hoped for....
Thanks for the speedy delivery.. These pulls are Awesome!!!!!!
Have a great day.
Hi Mary Ann
Just to say we have received the rabbit door knocker and we LOVE it!!
It looks really mysterious somehow on our front door!
Amazing to think it traveled so far.....thank you.
Denise Turner; Lewes, East Sussex; United Kingdom
We received your lovely pulls today! They are gorgeous,
better in person than on your website. You have such a
talent. I cannot wait to install them. I will take a picture
and email it to you.
Thank you again and I look forward to the remainder of the pulls.
India Pruitt; Crozier, VA
Thought you would like to see the email I just got from my sister
- your gift was a huge success. I just knew she would love it!
From: Debbie K. Spak
To: MELINDA P ALBERT
My gift arrived...I ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY LOVE IT
...it is so so so cute.....THANKS...GREAT GIFT FOR ME.
The napkin rings arrived today and I LOVE them.
I ordered four for family use; I might be back for
four more to share with company! They will make
a special Mother's Day surprise for my wife.
Thanks again for your prompt, friendly service.
Hi Mary Ann,
Each piece is truly beautiful, and I love all of them.
Your craftsmanship is quite wonderful! Thank you so much.
Iíll be putting together the next order.
I just got the hooks [Kerry Blue Terrier] and they are
just what I wanted. They are beautiful!
Thanks so much. I'm happy to forward your card and
info to my kitchen designer. We recently renovated
and perhaps she might have some additional business for you.
You do beautiful work. And thank you so much for sending
the custom hardware. I'm telling everyone I know about
you and your art and encouraging them to check out your website.
Hope the holidays are the happiest!
Hi Mary Ann.
I meant what I said. I was in awe of both the detail and the quality.
Although I've never tried it, I've read and heard a lot about lost wax
casting. And I truly believe that we don't get enough compliments
in our lives. It seems people are always so quick to tell us when
they don't like something that we do, but rarely when they do.
So, I just wanted to let you know how impressed I was.
Happy selling, and may the Muses keep smiling on you,
I received the scarf rings today. I love, love, love them!
Theyíre beautiful. I canít wait to wear them. I may be
ordering some more for gifts. Thank you so much.
Hi Mary Ann!
Our new home is craftsman style, with arts and crafts
elements throughout. The hand crafted look of your
hardware is exactly what I was hoping they would be.
The buttons are terrific!. Iíve been meaning to email and have just
been way too busy. They arrived in Mondayís mail about .
I picked them up and took them immediately to the hunt fixture for
Monday. The hunt was just winding down and I got to show off the
buttons. Everyone loved them. Iíve got 3 orders to-date and have
to confirm the number of buttons each person needs. Iím going
to work on getting a large order together and will get back to you
with it. I would like most of the buttons pre-sold but will order
several sets for the club to have on hand as well. Iíve put 6 small
silver buttons on my blue
The professional seamstress that made the vest really liked the
buttons and she makes most of the custom clothes and puts most
of the colors and buttons on the
Would it be all right if I gave you name to several other hunt clubs
and see if they have an interest in making up silver buttons?
I really love these buttons and want every hunt club to be able
to enjoy the same with their own logoís.
Many thanks for getting them to me before the season was done.
Bill & Lindy Sanford
Hi Mary Ann,
Your beautiful Deerhound pieces were a big hit at our specialty last weekend!
There were a lot of positive comments about our lovely trophy table with your
pieces on display.
I hope you will be getting some inquiries/orders from others. Sandy MacAllister
seemed quite interested so you may hear from her.
I was lucky enough to win several pieces myself, about which I am thrilled!
Thanks again for all your hard work. I hope to be ordering from you again!
Hope all is well with you.
Hi Mary Ann,
Susan Stacy Lowder
Hi, Mary Ann.
I hope that the autumn is finding you well. We are finally beginning
to feel a tad settled in our new place. It's been a long road, but we
do love it here!
I told you a long time ago that we'd send some photos of the pulls.
They are wonderful. We couldn't be happier. In one of these photos,
you'll see me holding one of your bronze templates next to the nickel
It was such a pleasure to work with you. The house remodeling process
is a tumultuous one ridden with conflicts and people lacking pride in
what they do. Working with you was one bright spot for us and renewed
our faith in the process and in people. Thank you for being so delightful
and for loving what you do. We really enjoyed working with you.
Let us know if there's some way we can help you down the road.
Dear Mary Ann and Wendy - I wanted you to know of one another's work. We worked with Mary Ann (Cast of Characters) on our gingko door pulls and we worked with Wendy (Stone Hollow Tile) on our gingko tiles and on our dragonfly tiles. The house remodeling project was fraught with nightmares and difficult people. You two were a blessing to us. We loved working with you both and we especially loved that you take great pride in what you do. You are both incredibly gifted artists. In the attached photo, you can see how we used your tiles and pulls to compliment one another. Perhaps you'll have a chance to share your work with each other or with your clients. Thank you both SO much for working with us and for bringing us glimmers of hope during the process. Seeing your work in our daily lives makes us happy. Warm wishes, Shelley
I have been meaning to e-mail you for some time to thank you
for the extraordinary pieces you have made for me. We have homes
in Florida and on Cape Cod, and your hooks and pulls decorate them beautifully.
My stepmother in San Diego was so pleased with the Cairn Terrier pulls
you made for her. All of our guests are enchanted with the whimsy and the
quality of each artful piece. It is always a pleasure to pass your contact
information to my friends, as I know they will be thrilled with their purchases.
Your work is truly magical.
Gillian Abramson, Manchester, NH
I received the beautiful Cavalier King Chas. Spaniel towel bar. It's just magnificent. I'm sure my dear friend will love and treasure it. May be hard for me to give it up. Thanks so much for not only your lovely craft but also for your expedient shipping. You're terrific!
I got the clickers......they are fabulous!!! I used mine in class this week and my puppy was very
happy that I quit dropping my clicker on her head.......I also think I will wear it as a pendant a lot!!
Thanks for everything!