Zeppa Studios "Fur Children" Dog Gifts & Ceramics
Purchases help fund Comparative Oncology Research and Cancer Treatment Grants for Working Dogs
 


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Online or via pickup, we provide organic, eco-friendly, and chemical-free products, plus items to beautify your home and spirit. As a small volunteer-run nonprofit, we can't compete with the pricing at large stores. However, having no paid staff allows all our net proceeds to fund cancer research and  treatment for working dogs. Sit, stay & shop for what truly matters — health, home, happiness and healing.

 

 


To celebrate our love affair with our animal companions, Zeppa Studios has designed an extensive and every growing line of fine gift items that feature all kinds of Fur Children® as painted by M. K. Zeppa.

For over 20 years, Zeppa Studios has been designing and producing unique and whimsical animal themed giftware and accessories featuring original artwork by studio founder, M. K. Zeppa. M. K., (short for Melissa Kaye) a dog fancier since birth, graduated Phi Beta Kappa with Honors from Wellesley College and holds an MFA from Pratt Institute. Starting Zeppa Studios was the perfect way to blend her love of animals and art and still make a living. She makes all of her products to order for you in her Hawk Creek Farm Studio complex in Pearisburg, VA.

There is a huge array of beautiful and quite original Fur Children® painted designsmeant to be celebrations of the breeds portrayed, not portraits. Click here to see the available 250+ adult canine breed images, 32 puppy breed images (these are our favorites!), 9 feline breed images, and 8 equestrian images.

 


Fur Children Collection  Hand-Painted Ceramics Waterdog Glassware

 

 

 

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Personalized Note Cards in your Breed

Zeppa Studios has over 250 wonderful paintings of canine, felines and equestrians. Now, they have been reproduced on gorgeous note cards. They print and assemble each box of note cards in their Virginia studios.

The cards measure 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches. These wonderful card sets come in a clear box of 8 with 8 envelopes and 8 peel off, self adhesive matching breed seals. Just so lovely together. The cards are also offered as a cost saving box of 24 for those folks who write a lot.

Such a fabulous gift to friends, allowing them to celebrate their own breed dogs. While we have Goldens, we have sent gift sets to friends with Labs, Poodles, and more.

The note cards can be personalized with your name, your dog's name or any other sentiment (i.e., Thank You) you dream up. FOR FREE!

These cards are made to order, please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.

Click here to see the Fur Children® designs: 250+ adult canine breed images, 32 puppy images, 9 feline breed images, and 8 equestrian images.

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Personalized Christmas Cards in your Breed

Zeppa Studios has over 250 wonderful paintings of canine, felines and equestrians. Now, they have been reproduced on gorgeous note cards. They print and assemble each box of note cards in their Virginia studios.

The cards measure 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches.

These wonderful card sets come in a clear box of 8 with 8 red envelopes and 8 peel off, self adhesive Santa Hat seals. Just so lovely together.

Choose one of our greetings (Season's Greetings is the default) or create your own personalized message. FOR FREE!

The cards are also offered as a cost saving box of 24 for those folks with big lists.

These cards are made to order, please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.


Click here to see the Fur Children® designs: 250+ adult canine breed images, 32 puppy images, 9 feline breed images, and 8 equestrian images.

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Tempered Glass Whine & Cheese Boards

Party time! Serve up your favorite snacks on our tempered glass "whine and cheese" boards. They are printed on the back so the design can't be marred by cutting or heat. When not in use, they can be hung on the wall for decoration. Please wash by hand.

Virtually indestructible and actually 5 times stronger than regular glass, these tempered glass boards will look new for years in your kitchen without cracks, chips, scratches or cut marks.

Because these tempered glass pieces are cut proof, bacteria, stains and odors cannot become trapped as they can in wood and plastic boards. And, there is no need for harsh chemicals to prevent cross contamination. Price: $43.99

This item is made to order, please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.

Click here to see the Fur Children® designs: 250+ adult canine breed images, 32 puppy images, 9 feline breed images, and 8 equestrian images.


        

 

 

 

 


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Framed Ceramic Tile Leash / Key Racks

Three 4" x 4" porcelain tiles featuring your favorite Fur Children® breed are set in our Alder wood leash/key rack. Your breed of choice appears on the outermost tiles and a doggy quote in the middle.

Quote choices are: 

  • The high point of my day is that moment when I get home to be with my dog. (dogs if you prefer)
  • Life's too short to hunt with an ugly dog!
  • The day God made Dog He just sat down and smiled.
  • OR, we can personalize the message (limit about 50 characters).

The rack is about 16.75 inches wide by 8 inches tall and 2 inches deep with three double metal hooks. You may choose a scenic background (beach, lake, hunt field, yard, mountain) or plain cream. Choose your breed from 250+ Fur Children® designs.

Choose your background from Yard, Beach, Lake, Hunt Field, Mountains, or Plain Cream. The backgrounds may vary slightly to accommodate the various breed poses. $99.95 each. Tile leash racks are made to order, please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.

Click here to see the Fur Children® designs: 250+ adult canine breed images, 32 puppy images, 9 feline breed images, and 8 equestrian images.

**NOTE: If you are interested in showing different breeds for your 2 end images, or 3 different breeds with no center message, please email us at foundation @ landofpuregold.com (with no spaces) for a quote.

    

   


 
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2 BREED CUSTOMIZATION

Folks can also celebrate more than one breed, a different breed tile for each end of the rack. $109.95 each. Tile leash racks are made to order, please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.

Click here to see the Fur Children® designs: 250+ adult canine breed images, 32 puppy images, 9 feline breed images, and 8 equestrian images.

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3 BREED CUSTOMIZATION

Folks can also celebrate more than one breed, 3 different breed tiles and no message. $119.95 each. Tile leash racks are made to order, please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.

Click here to see the Fur Children® designs: 250+ adult canine breed images, 32 puppy images, 9 feline breed images, and 8 equestrian images.

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Wrap Design Mugs

Get any of our Fur Children® breeds on these beautiful, full wrap 15 oz. mugs with contrasting black handle and rim.

All are dishwasher and microwave friendly.

Choose your breed from 250+ Fur Children® designs.

Choose your background from Yard, Beach, Lake, or Mountains. The backgrounds may vary slightly to accommodate the various breed poses.

Our Mugs are made to order, please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery. $25 each.

Click here to see the Fur Children® designs: 250+ adult canine breed images, 32 puppy images, 9 feline breed images, and 8 equestrian images.

    



 

 

 


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Hanging Slate Tiles or Desk/Shelf Tiles

Express yourself with Zeppa's famous hand hewn hanging tiles! These 7 1/2 x 71/2 inch tiles that are about 5/8 inch thick. They can be displayed indoors or out, but as with all slate tile, it is not intended for prolonged exposure to ultra violet. They come either as a Hanging Sign, drilled and fitted with a leather strap, or as a Desk or Shelf Sign, undrilled with a display stand.

The leather strap that is attached to the slate tile (for hanging) should also be oiled once in a while in order to keep it supple.

Choose your greeting from our many sayings or make up your own, such as your street number to identify your home more easily for visitors and/or deliveries. Or, identifying your family name with an image of your furry member(s) is a wonderful way to let folks know what is truly important in your life.

Choose your breed from 250+ Fur Children® designs. Choose your background from Yard, Beach, Lake, or Mountains. The backgrounds may vary slightly to accommodate the various breed poses. $50 each.

Hanging Tiles or Desk/Shelf Tiles, which are made to order, ship in 3 weeks and are not returnable given their customization.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note in the comment section of the order whether you want the Hanging Tile or the Desk/Shelf Tile w/stand.

Click here to see the Fur Children® designs: 250+ adult canine breed images, 32 puppy images, 9 feline breed images, and 8 equestrian images.

    

   


 
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Customized Photo Hanging Slate Tiles
or Desk/Shelf Tiles

Express yourself with Zeppa's famous hand hewn hanging tiles! These 7 1/2 x 71/2 inch tiles that are about 5/8 inch thick. They can be displayed indoors or out, but as with all slate tile, it is not intended for prolonged exposure to ultra violet. They come either as a Hanging Sign, drilled and fitted with a leather strap, or as a Desk or Shelf Sign, undrilled with a display stand.

The leather strap that is attached to the slate tile (for hanging) should also be oiled once in a while in order to keep it supple.

Add personalized text to your photo. Hanging Tiles or Desk/Shelf Tiles, which are made to order, ship in 3 weeks and are not returnable given their customization. $50 each.

Email your photo to foundation @ landofpuregold.com (no spaces in address). Please include your name on the order so we can match them up.

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Ceramic Bisque Coasters — Set of 4

Almost too pretty to use, these 4-inch round ceramic bisque coasters come beautifully packaged as a set of 4 in a lovely container. They are just lovely and have a cork backing to rest safely on any surface.

Choose your breed from over almost 200 Fur Children® designs. You also get to select a background from Beach, Yard, Lake, or Mountain.  The backgrounds may vary slightly in order to accommodate the various breed poses. $35 per set.

Bisque Coasters are made to order, please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.

Click here to see the Fur Children® designs: 250+ adult canine breed images, 32 puppy images, 9 feline breed images, and 8 equestrian images.

   



 

 

 

 


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Tile Keepsake Boxes

A 6x8 inch porcelain tile featuring any of Zeppa's Fur Children® breeds is set in their mahogany keepsake box. The box is about 3 inches deep and is fully lined.

Choose your breed from over almost 200 Fur Children® designs. You also get to select a scenic background from Beach, Yard, Lake, Mountain, or a plain Creamy color (the Cavaliers). 

The backgrounds may vary slightly in order to accommodate the various breed poses.

Tile boxes are made to order, please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery. Price: $79.95 each

Click here to see the Fur Children® designs: 250+ adult canine breed images, 32 puppy images, 9 feline breed images, and 8 equestrian images.

   



 

 

 

 


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Tempered Glass Cutting Boards

Virtually indestructible and actually 5 times stronger than regular glass, these tempered glass boards will look new for years in your kitchen without cracks, chips, scratches or cut marks. We know, as this very one pictured here on the right, has been in home for many years now. And, everyone notices it right off the bat!

Because these tempered glass pieces are cut proof, bacteria, stains and odors cannot become trapped as they can in wood and plastic boards. And, there is no need for harsh chemicals to prevent cross contamination.

Zeppa's 12" X 15" inch boards can also be used as a counter saver for hot casseroles or off-the-stove pots and pans.
And, rubber feet keep board from slipping while you work.  Hand wash only.

The Fur Children® designs are printed on the back side of the boards, so the design cannot be marred by any cutting or heat.

The default background repeats "the chef is not responsible for dog hair in the food!!!." (cat hair for cats, galloping gourmet for horses). Or you can choose "In our house dog hair is considered a condiment" or "love me, love my...". $50 each.

This item is made to order, please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.

Click here to see the Fur Children® designs: 250+ adult canine breed images, 32 puppy images, 9 feline breed images, and 8 equestrian images.

      




 

 


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Hand-Painted Ceramic Pleasure Tub Canisters

"Every Tail Should Have a Happy Ending!"™ tails get very happy when the clinking of the lid of these Pleasure Tub™ Canisters signal treats are on the way! This earthenware piece is handmade and hand-painted, then glazed and fired multiple times. It measures 9 inches tall by 6 inches in diameter and come with an air tight rubber seal.

Choose your breed from 250+ Fur Children® designs. You also get a choice of trim color, and a choice of background from Beach, Yard, Lake, or Mountain.  $225 each.

This item, which is made to order, ships in 6 weeks and is not returnable given its customization.

Click here to see the Fur Children® designs: 250+ adult canine breed images, 32 puppy images, 9 feline breed images, and 8 equestrian images.

    

   


 

 



Personalized Hand-Painted Ceramic Urn

This earthenware piece is handmade and hand-painted, then glazed and fired multiple times. It measures 9 inches tall by 6 inches in diameter and come with an air tight rubber seal to secure the contents. The canister is personalized with your dog or cat’s name on the front, with his/her years of birth and death written on the back. $120 each.

Choose your breed from over 180 Fur Children® designs. You also get a choice of trim color, and a choice of background from Beach, Yard, Lake, or Mountain.  $225 each.

This item, which is made to order, ships in 8 weeks and is not returnable given its customization.

Click here to see the Fur Children® designs: 250+ adult canine breed images, 32 puppy images, 9 feline breed images, and 8 equestrian images.
 
    

   


 
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Hand-Painted Ceramic Oval Platters

Paintings you can use! Zeppa's hand-painted earthenware oval platters are ready for service or display. Glazed and fired multiple times, they are generously sized at 11 by 17 inches with an inch or so indentation. The platters are microwave and food safe. For best results, hand wash.

Choose your breed from 250+ Fur Children® designs. And, you also can select a background from Beach, Yard, Lake, or Mountain.  $250 each.

This item, which is made to order, ships in 6 weeks and is not returnable given its customization.

Click here to see the Fur Children® designs: 250+ adult canine breed images, 32 puppy images, 9 feline breed images, and 8 equestrian images.

      


 

 


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Hand-Painted Ceramic Rim Pasta/Salad Bowls

For pasta or salads, Zeppa's hand-painted rim edge bowls are ready to serve on the table or the mantel. This earthenware piece is handmade and hand-painted, then glazed and fired multiple times. It is generously sized at 13 inches in diameter by 3 inches deep. The bowls are microwave and food safe. For best results, hand wash.

Choose your breed from 250+ Fur Children® designs. And, you also can select a background from Beach, Yard, Lake, or Mountain.  You can also choose the style of your bowl. Shown is the bowl with a dark border and smaller dogs of the breed you selected around the rim. However, you can also decide on having our fun message around the bowl: the chef is not responsible for dog (or cat) hair in the food. $250 each.

This item, which is made to order, ships in 6 weeks and is not returnable given its customization.

Click here to see the Fur Children® designs: 250+ adult canine breed images, 32 puppy images, 9 feline breed images, and 8 equestrian images.
 

  

  


 

 


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Waterdog Kiln Fired Crystal Double Old Fashioned Glasses — Set of 6

Zeppa Studios hand decorates these pure, hard and clear crystal glasses with their swimming "water dog". A takeoff on this trademark design, in white instead of black, this dog design would be one that all Lab and Golden lovers would enjoy.

The crystal's deep and brilliant luster will remind you of a diamond, and the kiln fired swimming dog will make you smile.

These double old fashioned glasses are a generously sized 12.75 oz. $110 per set.

 


 

 

 


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Waterdog Kiln Fired Crystal Red Wine Goblets — Set of 6

Zeppa Studios hand decorates these pure, hard and clear crystal glasses with their swimming "water dog". A takeoff on this trademark design, in white instead of black, this dog design would be one that all Lab and Golden lovers would enjoy.

The crystal's deep and brilliant luster will remind you of a diamond, and the kiln fired swimming dog will make you smile.

The "red" wine goblets hold 24.7 oz of your favorite Claret, water or cocktails. $139 per set.

 


 

 

 


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Waterdog Kiln Fired Crystal White Wine Goblets — Set of 6

Zeppa Studios hand decorates these pure, hard and clear crystal glasses with their swimming "water dog". A takeoff on this trademark design, in white instead of black, this dog design would be one that all Lab and Golden lovers would enjoy.

The crystal's deep and brilliant luster will remind you of a diamond, and the kiln fired swimming dog will make you smile.

These 17.3 oz goblets are equally suitable for white or red wines, water or whatever. $139 per set.

 


 

 

 

 


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Waterdog Kiln Fired Crystal Stemless Goblets — Set of 4


Zeppa Studios hand decorates these pure, hard and clear crystal glasses with their swimming "water dog". A takeoff on this trademark design, in white instead of black, this dog design would be one that all Lab and Golden lovers would enjoy.

The crystal's deep and brilliant luster will remind you of a diamond, and the kiln fired swimming dog will make you smile.

These classic cocktail glasses hold 17 oz of your favorite concoctions. $60 per set.

 


 

 

 


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Waterdog Kiln Fired Crystal Champagne Flutes — Set of 4


Zeppa Studios hand decorates these pure, hard and clear crystal glasses with their swimming "water dog". A takeoff on this trademark design, in white instead of black, this dog design would be one that all Lab and Golden lovers would enjoy.

The crystal's deep and brilliant luster will remind you of a diamond, and the kiln fired swimming dog will make you smile.

These classic cocktail glasses hold 7 oz of your favorite concoctions. $60 per set.

 


 

 

 


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Waterdog Kiln Fired Crystal Martini Glasses — Set of 4

Zeppa Studios hand decorates these pure, hard and clear crystal glasses with their swimming "water dog". A takeoff on this trademark design, in white instead of black, this dog design would be one that all Lab and Golden lovers would enjoy.

The crystal's deep and brilliant luster will remind you of a diamond, and the kiln fired swimming dog will make you smile.

These classic cocktail glasses hold 7 oz of your favorite concoctions. $60 per set.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


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Waterdog Kiln Fired Crystal Pilsner Glasses — Set of 4


Zeppa Studios hand decorates these pure, hard and clear crystal glasses with their swimming "water dog". A takeoff on this trademark design, in white instead of black, this dog design would be one that all Lab and Golden lovers would enjoy.

The crystal's deep and brilliant luster will remind you of a diamond, and the kiln fired swimming dog will make you smile.

These classic cocktail glasses hold 16 oz of your favorite concoctions. $60 per set.

 


 

 

 


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Waterdog Pub Pints — Set of 4

Zeppa Studios hand decorates these pure, hard and clear crystal glasses with their swimming "water dog". A takeoff on this trademark design, in white instead of black, this dog design would be one that all Lab and Golden lovers would enjoy.

The crystal's deep and brilliant luster will remind you of a diamond, and the kiln fired swimming dog will make you smile.

These classic pub pint glasses hold, well, a pint of your favorite pub brew. $60 per set.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


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