Price Guide - Family group casts

The prices listed on this page are an approximate guide to some of our most popular options, as every single lifecast is utterly unique and tailored to you - varying in pose, size, shape, material and finish. We do allow our customers to pay for their casts in instalments with no added interest, so long as the final payment is made on or before collection. Overwhelmed by the choices below? Why not keep things simple and purchase one of our gift packages - the perfect present for any family member. Please note, for couple hand clasps, see our Romantic Casting Price Guide or our Romantic Casting Gallery. For a comparison between different popular material finishes, click here. 


Plain white gypsum casts (freestanding):-

  • Sibling handclasps from £175-250 for two children (depending on age of child and pose) or from £275-450 for three children (depending on ages and pose)
  • Parent and baby (up to 12 months) or grandparent/baby handclasps from £200
  • Parent and child or grandparent/grandchild handclasps from £250
  • Wreath/family ring of hands casts from £450 for a family of three, £575 for a family of four, £750 for a family of five, £1000 for a family of six and £1200 for a family of seven. Larger groups can be accommodated - POA. Please note that this type of pose requires participants to be able to stay very still for between 20-45 minutes (depending on size of group) so is better suited to well-behaved children over the age of five. However, younger children and even family pets can sometimes be added to the group using a different method for a small additional cost. Contact us for details. 
  • Mounted family faces, feet and more bespoke pieces can be designed to suit your requirements - POA. 

To purchase gift vouchers for our most popular combinations, please click here. 

 


Faux metal finishes (paint and wax)

Our most popular finishes are simple hand-applied paint and wax finishes to mimmic the luxury and beauty of real metal by creating layers of different shades which reflect the light and colour of your room. Affordable and beautiful, we can replicate all the most desirable metallic looks (bronze, copper, brass, pewter, steel) and can even mix and match and add in subtle hues of metallic pinks and blues to add even more depth to the gorgeous finish on your casts. We know how to enhance and show off all the beautiful details on your lifecast whilst retaining all of the character. This finish is highly recommended if you decide to have your casts mounted in a box (rebate) frame.

Freestanding casts with this coating have some protection from dirty/greasy fingerprints that can build up on plain white casts, but obviously do not give any protection against wear and tear or breakages.

Prices from £80 (on top of your plaster casting fee - see above).


Real metal veneers over plaster

For a touch of class and luxury at a fraction of the price of real metal casts, we can provide real metal veneers over your original plaster casts. These metal options include bronze, copper, brass, nickel silver, aluminium, gun metal and steel along with special alloys like Dubai Gold (a mixture of copper and brass to create a bright gold-like finish).

These special coatings feel like real metal to the touch, and even add weight to your cast, making them almost indistinguishable from the real thing. Please note, although this coating offers some protection from handling, it will not protect the cast from dropping/breakages.

Prices from £365 for a young sibling hand clasp. 


 

Cold cast metals

The beauty of real metal, with the finer detail of the original plasters - cold cast metals are not simply a compromise but an astoundingly beautiful and practical choice in their own right. They can be patinated just like a true metal because they contain around 75% pure metal powder, which is suspended in resin to enable the flow of material around the mould to give that crisp and perfect detail. Strong and resilient to damage, these casts can be handled as much as you like. Just like our pure metal and glass casts, these require the creation of an 'investment mould' taken from your original plaster cast - which means you can have further copies made - perhaps for grandparents - at a reduced rate.

Cold casting is available using the following metal options:- bronze, copper, iron, aluminium and brass. Our cold cast iron lifecasts are so full of iron powder that they have magnetic properties!

Prices start from £695 for a sibling handclasp (depending on material, age and pose).


Lead crystal glass casts

Stunning lead crystal glass - made by one of the UK's finest glass artisans especially for Rockabelly Lifecasts. The incredible detail captured in this unique form is breathtaking, ethereal even.

Glass casts are surprisingly much stronger than you would imagine, and feel wonderful to hold. They are best displayed on rotating, black, clear or even luminescent stands that light them up from within, casting wonderful shadows and emphasising every crease in the hand or foot.

From £1200 for a sibling hand clasp (depending on age and pose).


Bronze (free standing):-

Real foundry bronze has an eternal appeal and holds its value for generations. It can be displayed indoors or outdoors without hesitation, and can be patinated in traditional or extraordinary ways to show everything from chestnut browns, to greens and even 'white' bronze.

Our bronzes are hand made made using a centuries-old traditional method at one of the top bronze foundries in Britain, giving a stunning lustre to the finish, as well as the uniquely satisfying, tactile quality of cool, heavy bronze that can be handled as much as you want to.  

Prices from around £895 for a real bronze sibling hand clasp (dependent on age and pose). 


Popular Display options:-

  • block cut slate plinths (plain) - from £45, (engraved) - from £60.
  • wooden plinths - from £40.
  • engraved name plaques (silver or gold coloured) - from £15.
  • perspex/acrylic floating frames - from £95.
  • bespoke framing service - from £150 for a sibling pairing (plus your casting option costs).

Other materials:-

  • Please feel free to request other materials. New material technology is making fascinating options available all the time. It is also possible to 'grow' or 'shrink' casts to create duplicates in other sizes using a variety of state-of-the-art techniques. We have worked in everything from concrete to bread to glass and are happy to discuss your requirements. We try to offer as much choice as possible, flexible payment options and can advise on what is possible within your budget. Don't be afraid to ask - we enjoy hearing about your casting dreams and will do everything within our power to make them come true. 

Please note: We are sometimes asked why we don't offer DIY casting kits for family hand casts. There are very good reasons why we don't believe these are a good idea. We've written a blog post on why we don't sell hand casting kits, so please read the post before you decide whether to go DIY or to trust an experienced professional with your precious family sculpture.

If you need advice or further information, or if you feel overwhelmed by choice and just want us to help you pick the right options for you, please don't hesitate to get in touch. Or to make it extra easy, we've put together a small selection of gift packages that cover the most popular options.