*** Coronavirus Update *** I am now able to offer 1:1 baby keepsake appointments in my home workshop. Please message me for more details.
A pottery print is the perfect way to mark a moment in time forever for both yourself or as a gift. This is probably not something that you will do very often so I do my best to make sure that it is an enjoyable experience to reflect back on with happy memories. I aim to get the best print I can and always check that you are fully happy.
With the painted prints, I paint your child’s hand or foot with non-toxic glaze and press it onto an item of your choice such as a mug, plate or tile. I later paint on your required text and a border if you would like one. The next stage is to dip the item into a glaze and fire it in my kiln. Items are normally ready for collection within a fortnight.
The process for the clay imprints is a little longer, as once the prints have been made in the clay they need to dry slowly before being “bisque fired”. I will then paint the print, add your required text and apply a glaze before firing for a second time. The process takes approximately 4 weeks.
I work by appointment from my home in Colden Common and generally work weekdays between 9am and 3pm but can offer later appointments if required. I welcome groups too, so if you want to come with friends we can make a morning or afternoon of it complete with tea and cake. Alternatively I can come to your group in the Winchester area.
I also hold “pop-up pottery sessions” for painted prints on mugs, plates, tiles etc at the Leaf & Bean Cafe: 3A Stockbridge Road, Winchester, SO22 6RN. I will be there on the following Wednesday mornings in 2020: 4th March, 25th March, 29th April, 20th May, 24th June, 15th July, 30th September, 21st October, 4th November, 11th November. Appointments are available from 9.30-11.30am. Please contact me to book an appointment time.
“Thank you so much for our wonderful bauble and imprints. You made the whole experience memorable and made us feel so welcome. We will be back for more!”
” Thanks so much for our wonderful hand & footprints!! Was a pleasure to meet you and the prints are perfect despite having to work with a very wiggly baby! They will be treasured and were the perfect gifts for our families x”