Local Spotlight: Prints and Clay

Prints and Clay

Did you know the “first-ever nationwide, online handprint boutique” is located in Greenville? It’s true. The Emerald City is home to Prints and Clay, a specialty shop that creates hand-painted, custom keepsakes featuring your child’s or pet’s hand or paw prints.

About Prints and Clay

First of all, you don’t have to live in Greenville, or even in North Carolina, for that matter, to receive your very own Prints and Clay custom piece. In fact, the whole process can be handled online and through the mail.

It all starts by ordering a “Mail Order Print Kit.” The kit has everything you will need to get your child’s or pet’s print. Customers need one kit per child or pet. Once the print kit arrives at your home, follow the directions for capturing the handprint, footprint or paw print on the mold.

Once the mold dries, ship it back to Prints and Clay using the provided free shipping return label. From there, the artists at the shop get to work creating a one-of-a-kind piece. The prints you send will be stamped onto your choice of pottery or clay.

Then a design is hand-sketched and painted around the print. Finally, the finished pieces are shipped back to you within six to eight weeks! You can learn more about how it works before you place your order.

More about Prints and Clay

Whether you are shopping for a child or a pet, the keepsakes and products are the same. There are clay ornaments, plaques, mugs, jars, platters, pitchers, vases and more.

What’s more, there is still time to order a heartwarming piece for the fall, Halloween and the holidays. Who knew a tiny footprint could make the perfect bat? Start shopping now and get festive sooner rather than later!


While you don’t have to live in Greenville to be a loyal Prints and Clay customer, it’s pretty cool if you do. Why, you ask? Because you can schedule an in-studio handprint appointment. The studio dedicated to handprint art is located at 2803 Evans St., Unit 110.

Don’t forget to find Prints and Clay on Facebook and Instagram for more keepsake inspiration.


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