First Impressions - Options for Keepsakes for Your Baby’s Early Years

13 May 2011

Spring is all about a new start. There is nothing more special than the arrival of a new baby. The early years pass very quickly and so it is important to create those mementoes of these times when you have the chance.

At The Clay Studio we offer a number of ways in which you can create your own special memento that is ideal for yourselves, parents, relations or friends. Each of these different products has its own unique charm that you will treasure for many years.

Clay Imprints have become increasingly popular with the baby’s hand or feet preserved in a block of clay. This can be framed or left free-standing. A variety of options are available for the clay imprint as well as different types of frames and mounts. Bespoke versions can include other members of the family or a photograph alongside the print.

Our plaster outprints make the hand or feet into a 3D cast. This is made of plaster and requires framing. Like the Clay Imprints it can be finished in various ways with different framing options.

Painted memories are the most flexible format and allow you to show just how creative you and your baby can be. These are very popular for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or other occasions such as Baby’s First Christmas or family birthdays. Many pottery items are suitable for painted hand or footprints.

Our latest First Impressions service is Silver Clay jewellery. We take a print of your baby’s hand or footprint and a few days later you can collect a unique piece of silver jewellery with a miniature hand or footprint embedded within the silver. A variety of different jewellery pieces is available and they are suitable for men or women.

The Clay Studio is open every day except Monday (open Mondays during Dorset school holidays and bank holidays). We welcome babies every day and we have even designated Tuesday as Mother & Baby Day so there is an opportunity to meet other mums. We have baby changing facilities and mums are welcome to feed their babies. Any mums painting with babies on Tuesdays pay only 50% of the usual Studio Fee.

The Clay Studio is a contemporary pottery painting studio. We have a wide range of blank pottery pieces for painting which are normally fired and ready for collection within four days. The Clay Studio is ideal for parties such as hen parties, birthday parties or just the opportunity to get together and relax with friends and family. The Clay Studio is a licensed café with a varied menu that is locally sourced wherever possible.


For further information please contact Mary Payne or 01202 475000.

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