Ceramic Paintings for Keepsakes

At Paint a Pot, we understand the value of capturing the memories of our children’s early years. That’s why we offer various ceramic keepsake services, perfect for creating lasting mementos of your children’s childhood. Our biggest market happens to be mums, and we’re proud to help them capture these precious moments through pottery or casting — as mothers ourselves, we resonate with the sentiment that they will never be this small again!

At Paint a Pot, you might like to place your child’s handprint or footprint on a variety of our ceramic items, or you might get the whole family together to paint your own ceramics on mugs, bowls, plates and platters ready for Mother’s Day or Christmas.

Whatever you choose, painting ceramics in Melbourne is made possible for adults and kids with Paint a Pot.

Paint a Pot Studios - Footprint Clock
Paint a Pot Studios - I Love You Daddy Keepsake Mug
Paint a Pot Studios - Footprint Clock

Casting, Imprints and Outprints

Plaster is the perfect, timeless medium to capture memories of loved ones. Using plaster, we can turn hands, feet or paws into a gift to remember, whether it’s wall casts, framed memory casts, sculptures or an imitation of your little one’s feet. Babies are not the only subject for our casting, imprint and outprint services, toddlers, bigger kids, families and fur babies are all great subjects for their own memory casts that are designed to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind keepsakes that you’ll treasure for years to come.

Paint a Pot Studios - Memory Castings

Casting services

Create a 3D impression of your child’s hands or feet using a safe, non-toxic material. We then use this impression to create a beautiful ceramic keepsake that you can display in your home or give as a gift to family members.

Paint a Pot Studios - Keepsakes Plate

Imprints services

Create a 2D impression of your child’s hand or foot using safe and easy-to-use underglaze paints that can be applied on ceramics, whether that be mugs, plates, frames, bowls, or tiles. We then transfer this impression onto a ceramic tile or plate, creating a beautiful, personalised keepsake that you can cherish at home.

Paint a Pot Studios - I Love You Daddy Keepsake Mug

Outprints services

Create a beautiful piece of art using your child’s hand or footprints. We apply pressure to their hands or feet into clay and then pour plaster to create the outprint. After that, we will paint them to the colours of their liking.

Start creating memories that last forever with Paint a Pot Studios

At Paint a Pot, there are so many options, from individual paint ceramics for kids sessions to varying party packages. No matter which paint ceramics session you choose, our experienced staff will guide you through the process and help you create a beautiful, lasting memento you’ll surely treasure.

Give your family members or yourself the beautiful gift of a moment in time captured as art today when you paint your own ceramics or shop from us — we have adult art kits, kids art kits, DIY pottery kits and more! And if you have any questions about our range of castings, contact us for more information.


What kind of paint do you use on ceramic?

We use underglaze paints designed for ceramic painting. To be precise, we use funstroke underglaze — a 2-in-1 product that makes working on bisque easier by using one stroke colour for a translucent effect and 2 to 3 coats for opaque coverage.

Can I paint over glazed ceramic?

You can, however, we don’t offer that in our shop. The glaze must be roughed up using sandpaper or a ceramic sandblaster to create a surface to which the paint can adhere.

At what age can children start ceramic painting?

Children as young as 2 can start painting ceramics with adult supervision. We also offer a range of kids’ art classes and workshops for ages 5-12 years old, designed to inspire and engage young artists.

How to book a ceramic keepsake session?

There’s no need to book a session to paint ceramics. You can just walk in or use our contact form. We offer a range of painting activities and times to suit your needs, and our friendly team is always on hand to answer any questions you may have.

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4 / 1 Vesper Drive
Narre Warren VIC 3805


03 8794 9997


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