Lifecasting - an
Lifecasting is the art of taking moulds directly from the human body
providing a unique keepsake of you or your children. In order to produce
one of the most tactile objects you will ever own, a single visit to the
studio is required.
A cast of a child's
This is not a new art form ,it dates from the Victorians, when Queen
Victoria of England commissioned Mary Thorneycroft to carve her nine
children’s hands and feet in alabaster she started a trend.Today the Royal
“casts” are on display at Osborne House, Isle of Wight.
Your lifecast can be finished in a number of different materials these
include,synthetic stone, cold cast bronze or silver and terracotta with
Capture your baby or
child in a way no photograph or video ever could. Once mounted the casts
will become the most tactile objects you will ever own. An ideal gift for
grandparents, friends and relatives.
Home visits can also be arranged for childrens lifecasts if desired,
please contact for more information.
Capture yourself forever
Why not have something
a little different hanging on your wall.
Hands and feet:
Babies as young
as four weeks old have been successfully cast, making tiny hands or feet
great Christening gifts.
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Casts of adult hands and feet have been put to many uses, from business
card holders (hands) to door stops (feet) or just put them on display.
All adult lifecasts
tend to be made in a white stone plaster finish due to their size.However
other finishes are available, details on request.
Pregnant belly casts:
What better keepsake of your pregnancy than a belly cast. Keep it plain, decorate it yourself or opt
for one of our finishes .In order to make your cast unique, breasts, hands( yours or a partner) and
thighs can be incorporatedâ€¦ the choice is yours.
Please see prices pages. Gift vouchers are available and make a very original gift,
Please contact for further details.
process is very simple and takes little time. The material used is
alginate that has been used in the dental profession for decades.
The alginate is mixed with water and the area to be cast is placed in a
container and alginate poured in. Alternatively, the alginate is placed
directly onto the skin and allowed to set. For more complex castings such
as faces or busts, a rigid backing material is used to prevent distortion
of the cast. This increases the time of the casting session but is
necessary to ensure optimal results.
All casting sessions are by appointment and are normally undertaken at the studio. For very small babies and at clients' requests local home visits can be arranged. Home visits out of the area are normally possible, especially if a number of castings can be arranged amongst friends. Finished casts take approximately 2-3 weeks to complete in the material of your choice. Please feel free to contact for further information.