THANK YOU NOTES;
Carl Elliott - New York
I have been a Builder for the last 45 years. I have known De for the past 25 years and have many pieces that she has designed and completed with absolutely no issues.
To understand the art that De creates is to understand the gift of a painter and the strength and endurance of a welder to etch and carve thick and heavy glass with such precision with the use of sand and high pressure air in a booth behind a hot and sweaty leather suit and dust coverd air mask.
For those that only appreciate the beautiful and exquisite quality of the finished pieces she creates only know the smallest part of the process and have no idea of the difficult and truly laborious symphony that she must go through to complete the Art to the finish part of De's craft.
I have been blessed to have crossed her path and have recommended he to all of my friends and colleagues in the past and wlll continue in the future. God Bless you De.
Walter G. - Newport Coast, CA
I rarely write reviews but when somone "Hits it out of the park", I must. De Carter-Ray is not only a talented artist but a great listener, and someone who had to get it "right". I must confess to being a pefectionist and De was more than up for the challenge. Every day when I look at my etched glass doors I admire their beauty and my good fortune to be its owner.
I can’t say it any better than this card. I love my shower doors so very much and I am so thankful that I got to know you at the same time.
The Irvine Company:
Thank you so much for the incredible job you did on the glass piece for Mr. Donald Bren. It is truly glorious. I know that Murray will be anxious to touch base with you after it is presented. It was great working with you and I look forward to staying in touch. Take care and many blessings to you always.
I enjoy my glass masterpiece everyday. You did a great job. Have a happy new year
Chie and Ellen
Thanks again de, we love it!
As you know, my husband and I have commissioned many beautiful original works of art for our home in Pelican Crest. We now add our dining room table to that list of art. The gorgeous detail of the deeply etched glass makes a dramatic statement as the centerpiece of our dining room. You may recall, I found you after researching and interviewing many other glass cutters. I found the artist among them all. We are thrilled to have your work in our home, and will call on you again as we continue to commission art for other rooms in our home. It was a pleasure working with you.
Rita and Eric Grae
It has been five years since you did the art glass in our home, and the compliments keep coming. We have recently recommended your work to a friend who was admiring it and he is looking forward to hiring you to do his whole house. We will never forget the interest and patience you showed in achieving exactly the look we wanted. We appreciate all your effort and want to thank you for giving us so much pleasure. We think your work is great.
George and Shields, LLP
The flowers have gone-as flowers always do-and the sunlight comes beaming through your glasswork each morning. It’s simply stunning, and knowing the artist makes it even more special. Thank you, thank you…thank you…for the wonderful gift, the kind words, and your thoughtfulness. Please drop in whenever you are in our neighborhood.
Irvine Company : Murray Krow
Last year, I embarked on an effort to find an artist who could create something for a special individual. During this journey, I met and learned about glass sculpting from a variety of highly talented artists. Ultimately and fortunately, I put my faith in De Carter. De, your work on the Irvine Ranch Land Reserve sculpture for Donald Bren was exceptional. By his own report, he has placed the sculpture in a prominent place in his office where he can view it on a daily basis. Please accept my sincere thanks and congratulations for creating a wonderful piece of art and for being such a pleasure to work with all along the way.
Carolyn and Dick Helmuth
We are so pleased with our side window next to our door. It turned out so nice. Our neighbors and friends have remarked how beautiful it looks. It was fun for us to see the process that one goes through to make such beautiful glass design. What a true talent. You were very helpful with explaining the various options and designs. We had no idea there was so much to choose from. We will be very happy to recommend your window designs to anyone, you can do large or small projects like ours. Thank you so much again, it was fun working with you and getting to know such a talented lady.
Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort: Ryan Stieler
Thank you so much for the awesome carved glass signs you made for our hotel. When I was initially approached for this project I wasn’t sure where to turn. I feel extremely fortunate that I found you in the yellow pages. I had called a few other places including yours and you were the only person who returned my call, and the next day no less. Once I saw the amazing work you’ve done on your other projects, big and small, I knew that you were the one I wanted to make our signs. Your many years of experience were a huge relief for me-I knew I could trust you. I do admit, not being an artist, it was hard for me to visualize what the pieces you made for us would look like before they were actually made. You exceeded all my expectations with the finished product, they are simply gorgeous. We have already had quite a few guests complimenting us on the signs and everyone at the hotel and were asking who made them. Thank you for taking on our project even though it was a small one. Your extreme professionalism throughout made my experience with you one of the best ones I’ve had with any vendors I’ve used in my career in the hotel industry. I wish you the best of luck and I hope we can work again in the future.
Just a note to let you know how much I appreciated your repair work on my front door panel. It turned out beautiful!
The Slee Corporation: Barry Slee
Enclosed you will find six copies of our new brochure that you were kind enough to submit a beautifully etched feature award or recognition piece for us to use. I am sure that you will agree with us that this new brochure is certainly our best yet. Your contribution is sincerely appreciated by everyone at the Slee Corporation. Also enclosed for your office or lobby is a framed enlarged photograph of your award. This is a thank you from all of us, and I trust you have an appropriate location to display it. We look forward to serving you in any way we can for many years.
Pete J. Balsells
Thank you very much for the excellent presentation that you made during my open house. The various people I talked to were deeply impressed with your knowledge and your art, which I am proud to have some of your art in my home. If I can be of any service, or if you want someone to take a look at your art, I would be happy to assist you. Again, thank you very much.
Strohbach Chiropractic: Dr. Robert Strohbach
The Kent McAntyre trophy was a great success! Everyone was totally amazed at its beauty and its intricate detail. Once again, thank you so much for your time and effort put forth. I’m sure that John has already given you feedback. I hope to see you in the near future.
Dear De Carter,
Thank you so much for doing my shower door. I love it. This is my favorite shower door out of all the ones that I have seen. I liked it so much that I would like to invite you to my birthday party. I was hoping that you could tell the people that are coming about your work and explain how you did my shower door. I will give you more info when we know what day and time it will be. Thanks again.
Bruce and Anna Lee Jennings
We just wanted to let you know how much we are enjoying the beautiful glass pieces you made for our house. Not only are you a “fine artist” you were also very reasonable and professional to deal with! We highly recommend you to anyone. Good Luck.
Tiffany Co. : Gloria LeGarse
A most sincere and warm thank you for the fantastic help.
Dear De,I can’t say it any better than this card. I love my shower doors so very much and I am so thankful that I got to know you at the same time.
The Irvine Company:
De, Thank you so much for the incredible job you did on the glass piece for Mr. Bren. It is truly glorious. I know that Murray will be anxious to touch base with you after it is presented. It was great working with you and I look forward to staying in touch. Take care and many blessings to you alw________
Hi De,I enjoy my glass masterpiece everyday. You did a great job. Have a happy new year
with the Bob Hope order. Needless to say, we could not have done it at all if you had not agreed to pick up, deliver, etch and etch and etch- you were so reliable, so prompt etc. Many, many thanks for making a rare opportunity a reality.
Shiffy and Avi Crane
Thank you for the incredible work-you have captured the spirituality and the atmosphere we hoped for! It was a real treat meeting you and we both appreciate your talent and efforts.
Just a note to say “hello” You have been on my mind lately and also everytime someone compliments my door. We are enjoying our doors so much, you did such a beautiful job. I hope life is treating you well these days.