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Troutman, North Carolina, United States

Quick Blurb

Our studio is located in the sleepy little town of Troutman North Carolina.
We are open 10 - 6 Mon-Fri, Sat App


Wood working, graphic arts, wood carving, photography, product development, laser engraving, wedding, events, parties, animal rescue, hiking with dogs and romping in the woods!

Skills and Techniques

We have been professional photographers since 1985. The digital age was revolutionary to our artistic talents. We jumped right into graphic design in 1995 and in 2010 purchased our first laser. We love wood working and have found techniques to incorporate both into our artwork. We develop and produce our displays full time and enjoy working together at our studio in Troutman, North Carolina.

Find me online @: http://www.togetherforeverpuzzle…

Get to Know

Personal Handcrafted Displays, also known as "PHD's owned by Kelly and Ken Minyard in 2011. Using our lifelong love and dedication to our unique artistic and innovative skills in photography and self taught graphic arts, we have developed a wide range of custom made personalized items.

Among our most popular items are beautifully detailed, laser engraved maps based on precise satellite images. We have recently added a new line of alternative wedding guest book displays. Most of our orders are customized and we welcome new clients who want something very unique for personal enjoyment or thoughtful gifts.

Dedicated to conservation, recycling and supporting American business, Kelly and Ken strive to use only US made products. Leftover pieces of wood are used to make early learning puzzles and the remainder is donated to other local artists.

As an added contribution to their love of nature, Kelly and Ken are the founders of Faithful Friends, a non-profit animal rescue group that serves their community by efforts to feed, vaccinate, spay/neuter and re-home companion animals. They are dedicated to the education of both this and the next generation of pet owners about responsible ownership.

Our commitment to art, wildlife, conservation and stewardship of our companion animals is integral with our love of craftsmanship.

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