The Artist


Shayne McCarter has always enjoyed art. Two dimensional oil paintings and illustrations were his specialty throughout the 1980’s. After graduating from the University of Memphis art school in 1986, he started working as a product developer, then a few years later an art director for a small gift company in Memphis.

In the early 1990’s he enjoyed showing and selling his artwork, hand-painted three dimensional sculptures, at local craft fairs around the Mid-South. In 1995 Shayne created his first coaster design (#305 Memphis Coaster) from a simple request by a customer to go along with a custom designed Memphis coffee mug. Today we are designing and producing coasters in our facility and shipping to up-scale gift shops in over 40 states.