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Zinnia Designs Custom Ceramics by Tanya Chin

I capture a moment in time by creating a handmade tile or dish with impressions of your little one’s hands and feet in clay. I can also help you celebrate an engagement, wedding, anniversary, birthday, baptism, confirmation or holiday with my personalized ceramic dishes, plaques & ornaments.

In 1998 I graduated from Mass Art with a BFA in ceramics. Then I spent many years as a marketing manager and eventually started creating with clay again. In 2009 after the birth of our son I decided to say goodbye to corporate and focus on family and Zinnia Designs custom ceramics. In 2012 our daughter’s arrival competed our little family. My studio is located in our home allowing me to have a nice family/career balance. Days can be long and very busy, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world!

Click the “shop” link to see all the custom personalized items I offer in my Etsy shop. Additional information on hand & foot impressions is found under “imprints”.

I personally hand make each piece and impress the images/text into the clay so no 2 pieces are ever exactly the same.
I take great pride in creating beautiful items you will treasure forever and in providing great customer service to all.

I look forward to working with you to create your personalized keepsake!


Capture a moment in time with impressions of your little one's hands or feet in clay.

These precious pieces make wonderful gifts for mom, dad, grandparents & God parents.

Email or call to make your weekday or Saturday appointment. (Needham studio address will be provided once appointment is booked)

The day of your appointment come to my bright and cheery Needham MA studio!

We’ll pick the colors, designs and personalized details for your tile together.

I’ll neatly take the impressions in non-toxic clay and then I do the rest of the work in my studio.

The piece will be complete in approximately 4+ weeks depending on my production schedule.

All ages are welcome from infant (4 weeks+) to adult.

    Tile Pricing:

    • tile with 1 impression
    • tile with 2 impressions
    • tile with 3-4 impressions


    • Imprints
    • Name
    • Age / Date text
    • Stamped designs
    • Simple 3D design
    • Colored border


    • 3D design
    • Family tree

    Host a "Clay Date"!

    Let Zinnia Designs come ready to neatly take everyone’s impressions in the comfort of your own home.

    Clay date!

    Mingle with the others and kids can play while I individually meet to discuss the decorative details for your tile and take the impressions.

    Contact me for more information about hosting your own “clay date”.

    - The work you did is gorgeous! I'm so thrilled with the way everything came out. We will enjoy them for years to come.
    - Thank you so much, they are so precious and beautiful! To be cherished forever by these dads!
    - Thank you so much for the beautiful, beautiful tiles you made. My mother-in-law cried when she saw hers! I truly feel like these are just priceless.


    Zinnia Designs handmade, high quality custom ceramics make the perfect gift!

    In my Etsy shop you will find handmade, high quality ceramic keepsakes. Fully customizable with personalization, fun designs & bright colors make my pieces unique. You'll find many ready to ship and custom made items to choose from, but new ideas are always welcomed.
      - Love these little dishes! So far I've purchased 3! One for a graduation gift, another for a wedding gift and a birthday gift!
      - This was beyond amazing and she catered to my specific very personalized needs and helped me create a great gift for a sister.
      - Adorable dish and so much better than others because of the customization! Makes me smile every time I see it.


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