Since the plush cats from Whimsiclay were selling so well, I decided to add the ceramic styles to my online inventory. Soon they were outselling the plush! I was very glad I made that decision and I continued to increase the styles available including the cat ornaments and cat pins.
The cats designed by Amy Lacombe were better known in the early days as the cats from Annaco and then later from Willitts. The main draw was the smiling face along with the bendable whiskers. But these trademark whiskers also caused production problems and sometimes broke off during shipping. This was one of the reasons Amy took back control of her creations and now the quality has greatly improved and there is little breakage.