Little Clay Hands

Clay Hands. A lovely keepsake from that precious first year at school

Clay Hands. A lovely keepsake from that precious first year at school

How do you celebrate and capture that treasure of a small child before they head off to school?

At Creative Clay in Shannon we make little hands for preschool children as a big momento of that precious first year at preschool before moving up to big school.

€10 each, or for a group of 8 children or more just €8 each.

If you are close to my workshop at Ballycasey Craft Centre in Shannon and can go on a little outing you can come and visit me at my workshop or if not and you are local I can come visit you with the pre-prepared clay. See contact details below.

How does it work?

Rolled out slabs of clay will be ready for each child to place their hand on while I draw around it. Then if they can and want to they can tell me their name, spell it for me or even write it themselves on a bit of paper so we know that that hand belongs to them. It's as simple as that and only takes a few minutes.

Later on I will cut out the hand, write the name on the wrist and form it into a cupped hand shape. It is left to dry out and is fired in my kiln. I dip the hands in a clear glaze then it is fired again and should be ready to collect a week later depending on demand.  Book by End of May to be sure they will be ready for the end of the pre-school year.

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