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Hand and Foot Imprints

Ceramic Imprints make perfect keepsakes for all members of the family. We can only do imprints by appointment and they take a minimum of 4 weeks to complete, possibly longer at busy times.

 

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Imprints are taken in wet clay here at Ladybird Craft 

Specialist- imprints with map.Specialist- imprints with map.

Centre. Choose from a variety of sizes, colours and wording to customise your imprints to your individual preferences.

Book an appointment with our experienced potter - Jo who will go through the options with you and together build your ideal designs 

 

You provide the imprints and we do the rest.

 After Jo has helped take the imprints in clay, 

she will cut and shape the clay.

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If requested the lettering is added at this point. The piece is then left to completely dry, this takes at least a week. When we are satisfied your piece is dry we carefully fill our 93 litre kiln and set the machine for a 13hr fire at 1063 C.

When the kiln has finished it needs to cool for 15hrs before we can unload it. The fired items- now called bisque- are ready to be painted and glazed. Jo will hand paint the imprints and add hand written wording if asked for. Ex Large ImprintEx Large Imprint

After drying, the piece is dipped in clear glaze and again needs to be left until dry. The imprints are now ready for the finial firing. The kiln is carefully loaded again but this time is set for a 7.5hrs firing at 998 C.

After cooling for a further 15hrs the kiln can be unloaded and the pottery inspected to make sure they meet Ladybird Craft Centre's high standards.

 

 Imprint prices includes the consultation with Jo, the materials and the two kiln firings. 

 

Small             £24

Medium          £36

Large             £50

Extra Large   £70

Specialist      £95

 

2022 Imprint session dates, to book your slot either pop into the shop or phone 01291 422322.

 

Saturday 17th September 10am to 12noon

Thursday 22nd September 2pm to 4pm

 

Thursday 13th October 2pm to 4pm

 

Saturday 22nd October 10am to 12noon

 

 

Tuesday 8th November 1pm to 3pm (will not be ready before Christmas)

Friday 11th November 1pm to 3pm (Will not be ready before Christmas).

Sorry no imprints done between 13th November 2022 and 8th January 2023.

 

 

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 Please Read

With clay, high temperatures and glaze there is always the possibility of a piece cracking or even exploding in the kiln. While every care is taken to try to avoid this, sometimes it can not be prevented. If your item becomes damaged during this process we will replace it, however this may mean the finial piece it not ready within the initial time frame. Please understand that somethings are out of our hands and if you prefer to have a refund instead of a replacement please let the staff know.

 

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