Life Casting Restoration & Duplicates
We know how important castings are to us and how upsetting it can be to have them damaged or start to go wrong. We know that with the best intentions hospitals and midwives help mothers who have lost their little ones to take beautiful clay prints. But all too often these are too painful to see straight away and it's not until they are looked at further down the line do people realise they have cracked and started to crumble. But don't worry, we can help you fix those and ensure they are restored and sealed properly.
Or prehaps you took a cast yourself and need it touching up? Or want to restyle a pregnancy bump mould? Or duplicate casts to gift to family members. Whatever your reason or need we can work with you to restore or copy your precious moment.
Currently due to the Covid19 only our Manchester studio is opening, however this will close under any local lockdown measures and we will update wherever we can. You can come and bring your pieces to the studio & view samples or we can have a virtual appointment and show samples, even send some on request and you can post your pieces to us.
A lot of fixes we don't have permission to share because of the sensitive nature of the prints and memorial elements involved with the original castings or prints. However here are some examples of a memorial casting from a kit restored, hospital prints which were split in half and broken like a puzzle, but back together and painted as new and some baby castings which were broken and fixed and reframed.
Re-frame £50-£150 dependent on frame size and style
Baby Cast fixing £100 - £300 dependent on the severity of the break and number of casts to fix
Imprints to fix and restore £100 / Duplicate imprints to be made after restoring £50 - £100
Turning a pregnancy bump cast plaster bandage version into a polished form £400-£1400 dependant on half figureor full figure size piece and if nipple detail is being add one. Hands can also be added for an additonal £250 each.
Fixing a plaster holding hands casting £100 - £200 / cold cast casting £150 - £200
Holding Hand Copies:
If you are already having a cold cast being made you won't need to pay the mould fee.
Sibling Holding Hands £180
Two Adult Holding Hands £250
Three Adult Holding Hands £280
Four Adult Holding Hands £290
Five Adult Holding Hands £300
Duplicate Cold Casting Cost:
Sibling Holding Hands £400
Two Adult Holding Hands £470
Three Adult Holding Hands £560
Four Adult Holding Hands £680
Five Adult Holding Hands £700
We can work with you to add to castings you already have, change the colour of some you already have or add and colour match. Our expert knowledge of colours, finishing and materials enables us to tackle any challenge to modify or restore your keepsakes or embellish into a new design.
Prices vary dependent on the number of casts to re colour, size of casts etc. But you can contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be more than happy to quote. If you have any pictures, please send them through as it will help up narrow down a specific price for your alteration for you.
Baby Casting & Sibling Freestanding Duplicates:
Freestanding Cold Cast Metal Baby Casting Single 0 - 1 year £130
Freestanding Cold Cast Metal Baby Casting Pair 0 - 1 year £250
Toddler Cold Cast Metal Baby Casting Single 1 - 4 years £200
Toddler Cold Cast Metal Baby Casting Pair 1 - 4 years £390
Sibling Cold Cast Metal Casting 4- 9 years Single £250
Sibling Cold Cast Metal Casting 4- 9 years Single £425
Sibling Cold Cast Metal Casting 10 + years Single £265
Sibling Cold Cast Metal Casting 10+ years Single £450