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First Impressions

Create a lasting memento of your child’s early days with The Clay Studio’s First Impressions mementoes. First Impressions can be undertaken in different ways with very different finishes.

Clay Imprints

This is an impression of the child’s hand and footprints in clay. We use “wet” clay to make the print which then is allowed to dry naturally. It is then fired in our kiln. We paint it and add writing according to your wishes before it is glazed and refired. The process takes about five-six weeks. The price can include bespoke framing. We appreciate advance booking for this.

  • Double print framed: £89

  • Unframed prices: double - £49

  • Note that framing options are available such as with a photograph.

  • Special options are available such as triple prints. Please ask for a quote for this.

See some examples

 

Plaster Outprints

This option uses a mould to make an impression of the child’s hand and footprint. The plaster cast is then made from this. We then paint it and add writing according to your instructions. The process takes about three-four weeks. The price includes bespoke framing so you can choose the frame and surrounds to suit your decor. We appreciate advance booking for this.

  • Double print framed: £99

  • Note that framing options are available such as with a photograph.

  • Special options are available such as triple prints. Please ask for a quote for this.

See some examples

 

Painted Memories

This allows you to paint the child’s hand and footprints on almost any pottery item at The Clay Studio. Typical pieces are plates, mugs, photo frames and vases. A set of painted prints with a personal message makes a very special present for relatives or friends.

  • Costs are the usual "per painter" Studio Fee and the price of the items you decide to paint.

See some examples

 

Silver Clay Jewellery

It is now possible to create unique jewellery that incorporates your baby or toddler's feet or hands. Fine Silver pendants are an original gift which you will enjoy giving as a gift as much as receiving one, or simply have one made for yourself to treasure the memory of when your child was little. 

Choose from cuff links, pendants, key rings, tie bars, lapel pins and charm bracelets.

We are now able to supply silver clay jewellery with gold inlays.

An appointment is not required for this service. Completed pieces are supplied in a presentation box and are ready for collection in around two weeks.

Leather Key Fobs NEW!!

We can now create personalised leather key fobs that include your baby's hand or footprints with their names.

Each key fob is £45 and is available usually within two weeks. No appointment is needed for this service.

It's a Boy / It's a Girl

Looking for an ideal present for a new mum? The Clay Studio's It's a Boy and It's a Girl baskets are a unique gift. Available in boy and girl versions, the package is available in different versions with different pottery pieces. Prices start at £21.95.

Each gift basket contains the following:

  • Bisque plate with voucher for baby's first painted hand and footprint - the parents are free to upgrade to a different piece of bisque or clay handprint or plaster outprint.

  • Voucher to visit The Clay Studio and paint the plate.

  • Useful gingham basket.

  • Full instructions, glazing and firing.

  • Cute teddy bear.

Mother & Baby Day

At The Clay Studio we have designated every Tuesday Mother & Baby Day (Excluding Dorset and Hampshire school holidays). While you are free to visit every day, Tuesday is a day to meet other young mothers and relax over a coffee and more.

If you wish to paint on Tuesdays then there is a 50% discount on our normal Studio Fee.

 

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