LOCKDOWN KITS

Whilst I am unable to meet you in person, I can put together a kit for you to collect (from my home in Colden Common) so that you can create your pottery at home. The various kit options are explained below. Once you have painted your items, please return them to me and I will  finish, glaze and fire them in my kiln. They will be ready to collect approximately 2-3 weeks after return. I plan to re-open for 1:1 pottery keepsake appointments from 19th April. Please message me for further details.

Option 1: Fingerprint Kits

These work so well for kits at home. Fingerprints, or baby big toeprints look brilliant when turned into creatures or other artwork. You just need to do the prints and I will add all the artwork and text when the pottery is returned.I will include everything that you will need in your kits. Colour choices for fingerprints are: red, pink, orange, yellow, mint green, dark green, sky blue, turquoise blue, purple, grey, brown and black. I will include up to 5 colours of glaze paint per kit.

Choices & prices for items decorated with fingerprints/toeprints (including all artwork and text) are as follows: Coaster size tile (10cm square) £10, Mugs £18, Plates (20cm diameter) £18, Flowerpot & Jugs  £25. Some examples are shown below:

Option 2: Kits For Baby Prints

This is a bit wordy, so please bear with me but I just wanted to explain my thinking behind these options! Lots of you have been asking for baby print kits so that you can capture your little one’s prints whist they are still small. In usual circumstances, I offer painted prints onto pre-made coasters, mugs, plates etc, or I do clay imprints into a rolled out piece of clay. For both options, you would hold your baby and I would do the prints for you. Painted footprints onto flat items have been very successful as home kits. Painted handprints work well for pre-schoolers but can be really hit and miss for babies. I would therefore suggest that printing a baby footprint onto a coaster tile, small plate or hanging heart or star are the most successful choices to do at home. I have tried to come up ideas of how to offer the clay imprint kits for you to do at home, but the logistics (and successful outcomes) are really tricky, so I’m really sorry but have made the decision not to offer these.

I will include everything that you will need in your kits. Colour choices for footprints are: red, pink, orange, mint green, dark green, dark blue, sky blue, turquoise blue, purple and grey.

Choices & prices for items with a baby footprint, text of your choice and an optional dotted border are as follows: Coaster size tile (10xm square) £10, Plates (15cm diameter) £12, Hanging heart/Star (approximately 12cm across) £12. Some examples are shown below:

Option 3: Paint Your Own Pottery

This is a lovely activity to do at home, either on your own or with the rest of your family or support bubble!

You can create a design of your choice, or there are some easy designs to create that have a brilliant impact such as using a circle sponge to apply the paint or making dots with the end of a pencil. Stickers also create great designs – these are applied to the pottery item before painting and are then removed afterwards to leave an outline.

I will include everything that you will need in your kits. Colour choices for paint your own pottery are: red, pink, orange, yellow, mint green, dark green, sky blue, turquoise blue, purple, grey, brown and black. I will include up to 5 colours of glaze paint per kit.

Choices for paint your own items are as follows: Mug, Plate (20cm), Bowl (15cm). Each item is £12. Some examples are shown below: