Handprints, Footprints, & Paw Prints

The first step in the process for capturing a handprint, footprint, or paw print in clay as a ceramic impression is to decide what  you want to capture. Do you want a baby’s handprint and footprint? Maybe you want a plate to show siblings or a child and their pet. You could even do a plate of the entire family!

Next, you will decide if you want any writing with the impression, such as name, age, year, or any other desired writing. You can choose between several different stamps to display this information, or I can write it into the clay for you.

Once you know what you want, we will discuss size and shape. I offer various shapes and sizes, including round, square, rectangular, and heart shapes. This allows me to choose the right size and shape plate to showcase the impression(s). I can create an ornament, decorative plate, or even a little button or magnet to show finger prints.

The last step in the decision making process is to decide on a color. I offer over 20 different colors, and for an additional fee, can also leave the background white and only color in the impression itself. When picking a color, it is important to keep in mind the location of which the imprint will be displayed. If it will be hanging on a white wall, the imprint will display better if a bright color is chosen. If the imprint will be hanging on a wall that is not white, leaving the background white and coloring in just the impression will set it off nicely.

Once you have decided on the ceramic piece, I will then prepare the clay for the imprint and create the impression. After I have captured the imprint(s), the remainder of the process can take up to eight weeks to complete. I will contact you when your piece is finished.

Each ceramic piece comes with a label on the back to allow you to indicate whose handprint it is, when the imprint was captured, and their age when the imprint was taken.

 

Handprint & Footprint Pricing

Description One Color White with Print in Color
Fingerprint “stone” $5
Extra $2 to convert to a magnet, lapel pin, pendant, or key chain.
$8
Extra $2 to convert to a magnet, lapel pin, pendant, or key chain.
Small ornament
Impression smaller than 6”
$20 $25
Prints, any shape greater than 6” Starts at $25 with each additional print an extra $10

  • 1 print: $25
  • 2 prints: $35
  • 3 prints: $45
  • 4 prints: $55
  • 5 prints or more: requires consultation
Starts at $30 with each additional print an extra $15

  • 1 print: $30
  • 2 prints: $45
  • 3 prints: $60
  • 4 prints: $75
  • 5 prints or more: requires consultation
Additional color boarder added Not available Starting at $5

 

 

Paw Prints

Capturing a paw prints in ceramic is a wonderful keepsake of your pet. Doing paw prints of your pet is also fun! You can create a memento with your fur baby. Maybe you want a plate to show your child and their pet.

The process for capturing a paw print is just the same as creating a hand or footprint impression. Please note that not all pets are willing to submit a paw print. A good rule of thumb is that if they will tolerate their nails being clipped, then they might allow a paw print to be captured.

 

Paw Print Pricing

Description One Color White with Print in Color
Pet impression*
less than 6”
$25 $30
Pet impression*
greater than 6”
Starting at $30 with an extra $10 for additional animals or handprints Starting at $35 with an extra $15 for additional animals or handprints
One Pet impression* greater than 6” and converted to a bowl Starting at $40 Starting at $45

Please note that not all pets are willing to submit a paw print.