STORY

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Ami of Angelcasts Sculpting in the Body Casting Studio

How
it
Began

From prop making to pregnancy, a kitchen to a studio. A female artists path to creating cherished and contemporary art.

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Angelcasts working with British GQstyle and dolce and Gabbana

Ami is a really lovely, amazingly talented person. She has been so helpful through a really difficult time, and so compassionate'

- J.M facebook review

Body Casting with Perrie Edwards and Angelcasts
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Our mission is to bring you the ultimate choice in designing the perfect keepsakes & sculptures of the ones or ideas you love. We provide a contemporary twist on a traditional art forms and bring modern design to make fashionable & discreet jewellery, life casts and sculpture.

Angelcasts was born from former prop maker Ami Crabb with years of experience working in Television, Film & Theatre. Ami worked with top designers such as Huessein Chalayan for his exhibit 'Son of Sonzai' at the Royal Academy, Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' and made Spartan Warriors for the 'Halo Reach' games launch. Working regularly on TV and for Fashion, Ami's career, although rapidly growing, was cut short due to pregnancy, the long hours, heavy manual labour and toxic chemicals in large studios meant Ami was immediately unemployable.

 

Not to be dissuaded and to continue her passion for creating art, Ami began Angelcasts. First working from home with a new born offering her expert life casting skills to create truly detailed and bespoke designed castings of children and mums to be. The quality in the castings and offering a bespoke colour and unique framing styles meant Angelcasts grew from strength to strength despite having a newborn baby in toe. With the years of knowledge from props and TV industry, Ami is able to offer unique materials that can't be matched elsewhere and a quality of workmanship to create truly original life casting sculptures for all ages. 

Another child later and setting up a larger home studio in Manchester, Angelcasts has expanded to create bespoke sculptures, life castings and props for any occasion. Ami continues to work with TV, Fashion and recently had a 10 page spread of her work in British GQStyle Magazine working with top brands such as Dior, Dolce and Gabana, Loake and many more.

 

The studio is discreet and private which has become popular with celebrities including Perrie Edwards of Little Mix and Ami has created truly unique body sculptures for A List celebrities and has recently been aired on TV casting comedians for 'Pants on Fire' with E4. Privacy & discretion is our number 1 priority and we will never share any images of any life casting without your permission. Ami offers a bespoke & tailor made service to create unique and stunning art to reflect you as an individual, the ones you love or bringing an idea to life.

Appointments available in Manchester, London on Request.

Training: BA Hons Technical Effects at The London College of Fashion 2:1

This was a specialised 3 year course studying life casting & mould-making

Associations: 

Society of British Jewellers

The Association of International Life Casters