Baby and child casting gallery
This gallery contains just a small portion of the many thousands of baby and child hand and foot casts we have created over the years. For a general price guide for our most popular poses and finishes please scroll down to the button at the bottom of the page. Please note that you are not limited by the finishes, styles and poses you see in this gallery as our service is truly bespoke and we are very happy to research and source new options. We offer luxury gift packages and gift vouchers if you are struggling to make your mind up from the many existing finishes and display options we already have. Please note, for sibling hand clasps, parent or grandparent with child hand clasps or other family groups we have a separate gallery where you can see many popular examples. If you have questions or worries about the process, feel free to contact us any time, but you may find all the answers you need on our FAQ page.
Every parent knows how precious those first few years together are, and how alarmingly quickly they pass. Before you know it, your babe-in-arms will be demanding the latest designer trainers and asking to borrow the car; so why not preserve the precious moment in time when you were the most important person in their life?
Each cast is unique, and yet so recognisable and dear to you. These moments in time will soon pass and be forgotten. Which one will you choose to immortalise in lasting sculpture?
Baby hand and foot casting is by far the most well known and popular form of lifecasting in the UK today, if not the world. First made popular in Britain by Queen Victoria, who commissioned casts of all her grandchildren (which can still be seen today in the V&A Museum) so that they could be re-sculpted in marble with great accuracy, baby and child hand casts represent all that is miraculous about the process of lifecasting. The ability to freeze a fleeting moment in time and capture it in stone or other materials such as resin, cold cast bronze, real bronze, solid silver, or even lead crystal glass - is beyond compare. As wonderful as baby photos and videos always are, you cannot pick them up and turn them round in your hand to re-experience the finest detail right down to the texture of your baby's skin at that early age. For a comparison between different popular material finishes, click here.
Of course, hand casts and foot casts aren't the exclusive right of babies, but can be done at any age. Don't worry if you think your child is too old for a casting session - there's no cut off point and no matter what the age of your children, no one ever regrets capturing those precious fingers and toes in a personal casting session. Older children, even troublesome toddlers, right up to adults - whether it be parents, aunties and uncles, or grandparents can be cast in plaster or other materials to create a wonderful single or mixed generation lifecast sculpture, or even a framed group of handprints, also knowing as impressions or imprints. Older siblings holding hands with their new baby brother or sister make the most wonderful pairing. As does the combination of old and young in a mixed generation cast - capturing not only the form of the hands, but the relationship between the models also. Younger children and babies may also have their bottoms cast, while older children may opt for a face cast to create the most incredible lifelike portrait sculpture you could ever hope for.
At Rockabelly Lifecasts, we offer bespoke hand casting and foot casting for any age group, but we do not sell hand/foot casting kits. The reason for this is that we believe from our many years experience that baby hand or foot casting is actually one of the most challenging kinds of casting for a beginner to do. For the sake of a few extra pounds above the cost of a better quality kit, you can have a private hand or foot casting session where you are guaranteed great results every time. And for something as precious as a life cast sculpture of your new born baby, that you will want to treasure for a life time, we sincerely believe it's worth that little extra to get it done properly, for a baby keepsake and that's built to last and that you will definitely want to keep. For further details on our reasoning, please read our blog post on the subject here. For a price guide for our most popular poses and finish options, please click the button below. If you'd like to book an appointment, click here for details.