Claire Addley / 01225 760866
your Babyprints Bath and Avon specialist
Claire, your Babyprints Bath and Avon specialist
Hi, I’m Claire. I opened my Babyprints franchise in 2017 and have been creating special memories for customers in the Bath, Wiltshire and Bristol areas ever since. I have created 100s of casts, each one unique and treasured by their owners. Casts can be taken at any age, from the newest to the oldest members of your family, from individual hands and feet to families joined together forever. The process is very quick and whilst generally adults and older children do as they’re told, babies can and do behave differently. I’ve had many that slept through the whole process, some who have smiled and “chatted” to me while I took their casts, and others who have needed a little more distraction and comforting!
Having been a primary school teacher for over 20 years, I have a huge amount of experience working with children. However your child reacts, my aim is to keep everyone as relaxed as possible so they’re able to enjoy the experience.
I allow an hour for appointments and most of this time will be taken up by you choosing the perfect frame and mount. I have a wide selection of styles and colours for you to choose from. The casting itself takes less than a minute for each little hand or foot and I like to allow extra time in case you need to feed or change your little one.
Appointments take place in my home, where I have a range of display frames that may help to guide your choices. Each solid wood frame and mount is made to order at our Babyprints framers in Bishops Stortford, so reliability and continuity of service and product is assured as your family grows. Even if it is years between visits. Babyprints can offer you the same high quality every time.
I also offer free standing statues, impressions, cold metal casts and a range of beautiful, solid silver hand and footprint jewellery. Our wide choice of products means you can always find the perfect gift or keepsake for any occasion, or budget, for those special people in your life.
Appointments must be booked in advance and are available Monday to Friday 9:30 – 4:00 and Saturday morning 9:30 – 12:30. Finished pieces are usually ready for collection within 4 – 6 weeks.
I look forward to creating your special memories
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Contact Claire Addley
37 Hollis Way,
Tel: 01225 760866
email: [email protected]
Jamie Swift – May 2019
Claire is just brilliant, her work is stunning and the attention to detail is incredible. Claire was very patient with my daughter and even sang songs to help keep her entertained whilst the casts were being made. The selection of frames and mounts are incredible; you can create something that will fit with any style and colour scheme. I am so in love with my framed casts, thank you Claire
Zoe Armstrong – April 2019
Absolutely delighted with our stunning family tree!! Claire has been amazing through the whole process, her attention to detail is unbelievable and so welcoming in her home. I wouldn’t ever hesitate recommending Claire or her work. This really is something we will treasure for a lifetime, we can’t wait to put it up in our new home! Thank you once again Claire.
Wayne Farmer – May 2019
Fantastic keepsakes of our little one by a lovely lady!
Emma Coxon – March 2019
Beautiful products and great service. Claire made us feel very welcome, and was really professional. Lots of choices offered in terms of design. I’d highly recommend Babyprints Bath & Avon.
Tara Alford – March 2019 Claire is amazing, we are so pleased with our moulds and they are beautiful keep sake to keep forever. Thank you xx
Rebecca Foster – January 2019
Claire is fantastic. She put us at ease immediately (not always easy with a baby just a few days old) and was both warm and professional. She talked us through all the options and was so accommodating with trying something new for us with some old casts we had done for my other children. The casts Claire did for us are stunning, framed beautifully and will be treasured forever. I couldn’t recommend Claire highly enough.
Vicki Wheeler – January 2019
I ordered 2 cast frames from Claire of my 2 children, 5 week old and 3 and a half year old. Nothing was too much trouble for Claire who was friendly and very professional throughout. We now have 2 beautiful frames with castings of our little ones feet and hands to cherish forever! I would thoroughly recommend to everyone! Thank you Claire!
Beci Burr – January 2019
Claire is so friendly and easy to chat with. She welcomes you into her home and makes you feel at ease instantly. My little girl needed a feed when I arrived and Claire made me a lovely hot cup of coffee-a rare treat! I am so thrilled to have such a wonderful keepsake of my baby girl. the casts look fantastic and will be treasured forever!
Laura Hatala – January 2019
Such a lovely thing to have of our little ones’ hand and footprints to remember how little he once was! Claire is lovely. We really enjoyed the whole process of having our moulds done and Claire telling us how it is all made. Really interesting. Would definitely recommend.
Zoe Brine – January 2019
We totally love our casts! They look so fabulous and everyone comments on them! A very special memory to treasure
Amy Evans – November 2018
Claire, is such a skilled craftswoman! From us not knowing what we wanted, she was perfect and knowledgeable in recommending what casts, colours and mounts would work well. She was so at ease with our 6 month old boy and 21 mo2nth old girl, that the whole process was lovely. I would recommend Claire for any casting work of your loved ones. We now have a wonderful piece of art of both our children to remember for years to come.
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Taking the prints:
The casting is a simple process, and involves gently immersing each hand or foot in a lukewarm syrupy material the consistency of thick custard, which sets in about 60 seconds to a rubbery mould from which the hand or foot is easily removed. We use high quality hypoallergenic moulding powder that gives a fine cast and excellent result.
The impressions are taken by pressing the hand or foot into soft clay, from which a plaster tile is created and then framed.