Even though we cater for the casting of each and every body part, some non-living objects and even animals; sometimes the simplest of ideas are the best. The ever-popular baby hand and foot casts keep us very busy. You can see an ever-increasing selection in our casting galleries. We can now offer a bronze baby hand and foot casting service, along with cold cast resin metal casts, and beautiful crystal glass casts from our studio in Maidstone, Kent. Easily accessible from anywhere in the South East, (such as Hampshire, Surrey, Essex, Sussex, Hertfordshire and Middlesex), less than an hour from central London, a trip to the Rockabelly Studio makes a fantastic day out.
Life casts make unique and unusual gifts for almost any occasion - bridal or lovers' hand casts for weddings, engagement presents, anniversaries or Valentine's Days; baby hand, feet or bottom casts to celebrate a birth or christening; your favourite body part 'frozen in time' for a special birthday, Christmas present, or even just to say 'I love this bit'.
On occasion we do run short courses in lifecasting for beginners, and group workshops for pregnant women, new mothers and our world famous Female Genital Cast workshops.
We also offer therapeutic casting - when women are about to undergo a mastectomy or, in fact, any body changing operation for either sex - to commemorate the old body, or after their operation - to learn to accept the new. We can sometimes arrange sessions in hospitals or your home when you are too sick to travel to us. We have, on several occasions, cast terminally ill patients together with other family members, which can be a beautiful and infinitely precious way to celebrate the closeness between loved ones in the more difficult times ahead. We have cast the bodies of women suffering from eating disorders and body dysmorphia for the Channel4 TV show 'Supersize vs Superskinny' to help them gain a different perspective of their bodies than the one they see in the mirror and help aid their recovery.
Body casting was first pioneered by the Ancient Egyptians, and made popular through the centuries in Europe when 'death masks' were fashionable. As new casting materials have been developed, so have the possibilities to capture life as well as, or in place of death, in these wonderful lifecast sculptures.
Rockabelly Lifecasts is now home to not just one but two of Europe's most experienced and artistic lifecasters, CJ Munn and André Masters, who between them hold many coveted awards for lifecasting, sculpture, painting and design and have exhibited in some of the UK's most prestigious galleries. Their work has been featured in the press on numerous occasions and they have appeared as guest experts in their field of bodycasting on many television shows including 'Supersize vs Superskinny' (Channel4), 'This Morning' (ITV), 'Meridian News' (BBC), BBC News, 'The Richard and Judy Show' (Five Live), 'How to Have Sex After Marriage' (Ch5/Fiver), 'Say No to the Knife' (BBC3) and in much coverage of the BBC 2010 Chelsea Flower Show where they exhibited 9 bespoke copper full body lifecast sculptures in Thomas Hoblyn's medal-winning Foreign and Colonial Garden. Additionally, they are soon to appear in the new BBC2 show 'Show Me the Monet' where CJ made it to the final of a competition to find exciting new art talent in the UK. You can see more examples of CJ and André's fine art life sculptures that are for sale on their sister site www.mastersandmunn.co.uk
From pregnancy casting, to family casting, to erotic casting to tasteful memorial casts or fine art bodycasting - Rockabelly Lifecasts is the best choice to create the most precious gift you ever give yourself or your loved ones - today's memories become tomorrow's heirlooms. All life is beautiful - cherish your best bits today!