About us

Memory Makers are a family run business and who have proudly been making personal keepsakes for over 20 years. There are more than 300,000 of our customers' memories on walls around the country. We will create lasting keepsakes of your loved one’s hands feet and even paws….no matter how young or old they are.

Offering an extensive range of freestanding 3D castings, framed 3D castings, framed handprints, framed footprints and personalised jewellery. The range is suitable for newborn babies, older children and adults and even pets paws.

Book an appointment with our professionally trained Print Takers and they will carefully take a hand, foot or finger print impression. It will then be sent to our dedicated London workshop to be handmade into a premium keepsake by our expert Craft Artisans.

All our Print Takers and Craft Artisans are employed and trained by Memory Makers directly, we don't operate through franchises. All their work, of which they are immensely proud, is subject to constant quality control. So by choosing Memory Makers you can be assured of a high quality handmade personalised keepsake.

You can find Memory Makers Print Taker wherever you are in the UK. We offer instore appointments at (Mothercare) (fenwicks) or for a more relaxed personal service you can book a (Home Visit).

If you have any questions, or before coming to an appointment, have a look at our (FAQ page), if you don't find the answer you are looking for, then you can (email) or (call us).

How it all began

In 1998, Stella and myself, Richard were running a contemporary Craft pottery. Selling Stella's designs through Craft Markets, Craft retailers and working on commissions of housewares and Furniture.

One day, looking after our nephew Thomas, we had to pop into the pottery to check on a kiln. While we were there we started playing with some clay and Thomas was learning to count. So when he put his hand on a piece of clay, we wiggled each finger in turn and counted to five.

This is what Thomas looked like then ..

Thomas as a toddler

Instead of throwing away the clay (which we very nearly did), we put it to one side. Eventually, when doing some tidying we came across the piece of clay again, dry and dusty on a shelf, and decided to fire it. Stella added some colour as a wash, then a clear glaze and wrote on it with a glaze pen.

Once we fired it, we decided to frame it and give it to my Brother.

The first ever Imprint looks like this ..

Our first Imprint

We didn't think much of it at the time, it certainly wasn't a eureka moment but some of my brother's friends asked if they could have one too, so we worked out how to make the service portable and improve the quality of the impression.

We started working through leading retailers in the Nursery and Childrenswear Markets a short time later. Specifically John Lewis in the UK and a short time later, Brown Thomas in Ireland.

To cut a very long story very short. There are currently over 300,000 keepsakes hanging on walls in the UK and Ireland. There are workshops in 7 countries and we have made over 8500 store visits. We now operate exclusively in over 100 Mothercare stores in the UK and in Mothercare, Brown Thomas, Hamleys and Arnotts in Ireland.

The company, now called Memory Makers, has extended its range to include other forms of baby and child based keepsakes.

We never stop striving working to produce the highest possible quality items and offer an exceptional service through our network of over 50 dedicated Print Takers throughout the UK and 15 Print Takers in Ireland.

Our nephew Thomas now looks like this ..

Thomas grown up

His hands are a bit bigger.