First Impressions Aims to Make a Lasting Impression

19 January 2007

A creative memory is always something special for parents and grandparents, godparents etc. “First Impressions” is a new service from The Clay Studio in Christchurch that captures those early years forever in the form of a clay impression of the child’s hand or foot (or both). These are hand-painted and hand-finished by trained staff at The Clay Studio and they can be framed for display at home.

The Clay Studio is now taking bookings for this new service. We have arranged “First Impressions” afternoons at The Clay Studio in Christchurch which will take place on:-

  • Friday 2 February – 2pm to 5pm
  • Saturday 3 February – 2pm to 5pm
  • Sunday 4 February – 2pm to 4pm
  • Sunday 11 February – 2pm to 4pm 

The cost of a single “First Impression” approximately 6” square is £40 and a double print (both hands or feet or a hand and foot) is £50 and rectangular in shape approximately 6” x 8”.

Impressions are usually ready for collection about four weeks after the baby/toddler has provided his or her “creative input”. This reflects the fact that the clay has to be left to dry naturally, is fired, hand-painted and fired again in our kilns. 

For those parents who are looking for something different or who cannot wait to have their child’s hands or feet preserved in clay forever, another fantastic option is to create painted hand or foot prints on pottery. This can be applied onto any pottery surface such as a plate or mug. Lettering and decorative effectives can be added, such as the child’s name and the date of the painting using alternative paint products. This is available every day of the week at The Clay Studio.

The Clay Studio is a contemporary pottery painting studio, offering visitors the opportunity to paint their own pottery and learn different painting and decorative effects through the Painting Academy and by having trained staff always on-hand. Alongside the painting is The Clay Studio Café which offers snacks and beverages, sourced, wherever possible, from local Dorset and Hampshire producers.

For more information contact Martin Payne, martin@theclaystudio.co.uk or 01202 475000

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