Alyson Whitney, an award winning artist based in the Woodlands, Texas creates vibrant and whimsical ceramics for pets. The signature of her work is the liveliness of her color palatte and her exceptional designs.
“Since I was a little girl, I’ve always created one-of-a-kind pieces of art. I recall handing back a coloring book to my Mom and asking for blank paper and crayons. I wanted to create my own pictures, not color someone else’s.”
Alyson Whitney started her career as the in-house marketing and graphic design person for a Texas-based bank, creating all marketing materials, annual reports, and new product development. Challenging as it was, this career did not satisfy her creative soul and Alyson changed course. Somewhere between the brilliant sunshine, the colors of the landscape and the history of art, Alyson found inspiration and knew she wanted to get back to her real passion. So begun her new life as an artist. In 2008, Alyson created her website and produced her first original pieces for the “Happy at Home” urn collection and her distinctive pet ware line, Chowtime Productions.
Alyson’s work has been featured in TIME magazine, US WEEKLY and in the gift giving section of The Houston Chronicle daily newspaper.
“My ceramics are not the result of a perfect process, and each piece shows the individuality of that one creation. My body of work shows my passion, and each piece reveals my unique approach – my hand as the storyteller of you and your pet.”
All Chowtime Productions merchandise is produced with lead-free glaze, suitable and safe for humans and animals. Products should be washed by hand to maintain the luminous, bright colors.
Meadowlake Pet Resort is a combination pet hotel, university, spa and doggie camp offering lodging, grooming, training, and daycare services. Meadowlake caters to dogs, cats and most exotics; including birds, ferrets, rabbits and lizards to name just a few. Founded in 2009 by native Houstonian and animal lover, Carroll Robertson Ray, Meadowlake is conveniently located to Downtown Houston, the Med Center, Pearland and Friendswood areas. Set on four green acres, Meadowlake’s many amenities include custom climate-controlled cottages, natural lighting, relaxing music, outdoor patios, hospital grade cleaning equipment, a state of the art spa, Activity Center with rubberized floor to protect precious joints, a dedicated staff with over 100 years combined animal care experience and even a Kitty Park. Meadowlake’s services and amenities can be viewed online at www.meadowlakepetresort.com.