MP was recently introduced to the work of Portland-based artist Jessica Teesdale. Known as Clay Tile Mom, Jessica creates keepsake hand and foot print tiles.
The busy mother of three started her business in 2008. Since then, Jessica schedules print sessions at her home studio, playgroups or spaces like Smudge Art Studio in Freeport. The tiles are popular with families who want to capture a moment in time.
Like her clients, Jessica says she cherishes a tile of her twin daughters’ hands and feet that a friend gave her years ago:
The tile is on my bedroom wall. I love being able to feel the imprint of their hands and feet. It is an amazing reminder of how small the babies were. After that, I have done clay prints of my kids each year. They grow so fast.
FMI: visit Clay Tile Mom.