About Our Founder
Carol Fountain Nix is the founder and chief creative officer for FountainArts. Carol has worked with many clients in the wine and gourmet industry for years as an entrepreneur and business owner of renowned branding + interactive media firm, NIXdesign. As a leading branding expert, Carol had the opportunity to provide marketing and design services for clients such as master winemaker, Paul Hobbs, and celebrity chef, Lorena Garcia, as well as many notable wineries, restaurants, and luxury home brands.
Much of my career, perhaps even my life, has somehow led to this venture. I'm so excited about what FountainArts has to offer. We have an amazing team that is dedicated to making sure our retailers and customers are happy with our products.
Realizing her passion for working in this sector, Carol launched FountainArts to feature her signature line of Wine Country® serving ware, which has since been expanded to include other products such as linens, specialty + home goods and the Noble Vine Collection® of premium leather goods. Carol creates all lettering and artwork by hand and has meticulously designed each product's form to accommodate the illustrations and calligraphic work.
I care about the way we are doing business as much as I care about the design and craft that we put into the products. I care that WineNO® is completely non-toxic. I care about that fact that our linens are woven, hand-stitched and produced in my home state of North Carolina. It is meaningful to me that we're working with craftspeople who hand-stitch our leather products. As an entrepreneur, I feel I have a responsibility to keep as much of our labor and product development state-side.
Timing is everything and successful businesses require teamwork and a breadth of skills. Carol’s sister, Alice Dalatri, joined FountainArts in early 2015 and brings a wealth of retail and merchandising skills to the table. Alice's experience with large retail markets, such as Macy’s, is a real asset to FountainArts. Her work in home decor has been sought after. Alice is as creative and energetic as she is knowledgable and personable. She assists FountainArts customers and retailers with styling and design ideas for their homes and businesses.
Based on a history of success, FountainArts is one of the only companies dedicated to providing exclusively-designed products solely for the wine/gourmet retail market. All products are created by FountainArts. With the goal of keeping as much manufacturing and handcrafted work in the U.S., FountainArts products are mostly designed and distributed in the USA.
FountainArts designs products that provide a fusion of functionality and aesthetics. Simple, beautiful items elevate and enhance the experience of entertaining and spending time with family and friends.