How old should my child be for their impression? I make impressions for all ages, from newborns to adults, and pets, too! Some of the smaller ornaments best fit children under approximately 7 months in age, but I can customize almost anything to fit your child's size.
Is it safe? Absolutely! Clay is a fine-grained, natural material that comes from the Earth. It is completely safe to touch and will be wiped from your little one's hands or feet as soon as their impression is done. Your child is welcome to play with or even take home some extra clay I have on hand. My children love to play with it and make their own creations! I also use non-toxic glazes on my pieces.
What can I expect during my appointment? When you first arrive at my studio for your appointment, you will be asked to fill out a quick questionnaire with your children's names and ages. Prior to your appointment, we can discuss through email or over the phone which designs you would like to have made, or you can wait to decide once you have had a chance to see the samples in my studio. Your child's impressions will only take a few minutes! I have toys and books for your children (and siblings!) to help keep them entertained while we are doing impressions. You can have as many impressions as you would like during your appointment. Once your child's impressions are complete, your appointment is finished and the rest of the work is done during the weeks to come after you leave.
Why does it take so long to get my product back? Ceramics require a lot of drying time. They have to sit out to dry for quite awhile before they can be fired in the kiln and painted. The entire process will take about 4-6 weeks and I will inform you as soon as your order is ready!
Where do I pick up my order when it is finished? You can pick your order up at my home where you had your impressions done. If you prefer, I can leave your order in a basket on the front porch for you to pick up at your leisure. I can also ship your order for an extra charge.
Do you take house calls? Absolutely! I completely understand how hard it is sometimes to get out of the house with kids, especially with a newborn! I can bring all of my equipment and supplies to your home for a small fee. I also make hospital visits! Please contact me for these special circumstances and we can make a plan that is easiest on you.
Do you do home parties? I love doing parties! You can invite your friends and family over and get your prints done together! I will bring all of my supplies to your home. I will still set individual appointments for home parties so that your friends and family know what time their prints will be done and I also have a minimum order required for parties. If you are interested in hosting an event at your home, I offer a discount for my hosts and hostesses! Please call or email me for more details.
Can I buy a gift certificate? Of course! Gift certificates are great for special occasions, especially baby showers! They are also great for birthdays, Mother and Father's day, Christmas and for grandparents, too! You can call or email for a gift certificate and I can send it to you digitally or you can pick one up at my home studio.
What happens if my print is damaged? It is very important to me that your products are of the highest quality. On occasion, defects and/or cracking can occur during the design and firing process. If this happens to your plate, your plate will be replaced free of charge.
Thank you! :)