Born in Portugal, Elisabete Gomes studied art in both her home country and the US. She is well-known for her many ceramic designs, especially those she created for the Walt Disney Company from 1993 to 2012. Among her numerous pieces were chargers, vases, tea sets, and more.
Her Snow White-themed collectibles are many. This Evil Queen tile box was limited to just 10 pieces. Retail $375 each.
Elisabete created a wide variety of ceramic designs. In particular, her chargers seem quite impressive. A number of these were recreated as pins (see next Archive entry).
Two Evil Queen plates were available for purchase at the Diva Villain's Special Event at Disneyland on October 26, 2000. Each measures 21" in diameter. Photos via the Laughing Place.
On November 16, 2007, Elisabete was one of the Disney artists on hand at the Snow White 70th anniversary event held at Disney's California Adventure Park. This commemorative charger was available for purchase. Diameter: 22". Limited edition of 10. Retail $800. Includes 70th anniversary logo stamp on bottom.
Also see the Snow White teas set by Elisabete in upcoming post.