Abigail’s Footsteps – Etched Piece

Abigail's Footsteps
Etched tile to be showcased in a garden for the Abigail’s Footsteps foundation.

Abigail’s Footsteps

Abigail’s Footsteps is a baby loss charity who provide support and counselling for bereaved parents and families. Their focus is to improve the way bereaved parents are cared for by hospitals and to provide midwifes with specialist training to help support grieving families. 

The Aquacut team were privileged to be introduced to this charity when well-known landscaper Rick Ford came to us enquiring about the creation of this fantastic etched piece. The aim of the work was for the tile to be used at the entrance of a garden project, dedicated to the Abigail’s Footsteps foundation. 

The Process

The creation of this etched tile began with our CAD designers who were given a short sentence that the charity wished to be included into the tile. 

Here you will see the finalised CAD design. The digital CAD design allows for other CNC machines to cut tiles identically matching to the design. 

A stencil was created from the template design and applied to the chosen tile. Templates as such are created using digital CAD designs and CNC cutting equipment. The stencil is measured, cut and applied to the tile as compact as possible to prevent any leakage from the etching process. 

The next stage of this sentimental piece was the etching and painting process. The tile was sandblasted following the custom-made template to create the compassionate etched design into the face of the tile, and then some final adjustments and touch ups were made to create a stunning finish to the tile. 

Finished Piece

See the images below to see the wonderful outcome of this emotive piece. The final design will be showcased in a garden project for Abigails Footsteps, designed by Rick Ford.  

If you would like to donate to this very worthy charity, please click here. 

Want your own custom etched design? Contact us today by clicking here. 


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