Little feet don't stay little for long... our Lasting Impressions will last a lifetime
It's so easy
We will guide you through the colour and shape options and take the impressions. After that, we do all the work for you - shaping, firing, painting, glazing and glaze fire. Then, depending on which design you have chosen, we will either put a hanger on the item or place it in a frame. It will be ready to collect around 4 weeks later - we will contact you when it is ready.
Lasting impressions are suitable for any age from babies of only a few days old upwards - it's really up to you. We've pressed babies of 3 days old, dogs of 13 years old, twins and triplets together and everything in between!
The price includes a choice of colour from our samples, and writing the name, age and year (if wanted) in our general style. As each is freehand painted and written before glaze is applied and fired, there will be variation in the style, position of wording and intensity of colour. Clay is a natural product and some variation and/or shading may show in the finished Impression.
For more complex colour schemes and extra wording, additional charges apply - approx £5.00 per change or addition. Not all requests for additional wording can be met and will be discussed with you.
To match an impression made previously, please provide a clear photograph. We will try to match it as closely as possible but cannot guarantee as changes in clay, paint, the painter and firing all have a bearing on the final outcome.
It is very rare but occasionally your impression may crack or develop a fault during the firing process. Due to Covid-19 and not wanting people to have to return unnecessarily, we are now taking a spare of every impression we do (at our own expense). If the original and spare both survive the process, you will be offered the chance to keep the spare at a reduced cost. You can choose to change the wording and colour on the spare if you wish.
You can capture the detail of your families hands, feet and even pets paws for posterity, in our soft clay. Our process gives you an actual impression of your little ones hand or foot, preserved forever as a quality ceramic.
How to Book
Book in advance by clicking here or giving us a call on 01268 270892. Weekends, school holidays and in the run up to Christmas are usually our busy times so please book as far in advance as you can.
In some circumstances we can arrange to visit you at home or hospital to take your impressions. Please phone us to discuss your requirements.
Please allow approx 30 minutes for your appointment and 28 days for completion.
Units 33-35 Barleylands Craft Centre