"Hi there, I just wanted to email you to say thanks for my necklace, as a birthday present I didn't know what quite to expect, BUT, it is much better than I ever anticipated and have received several comments on it (even the first hour I had it on!) I am so pleased to have this 'everlasting' print of my baby boys finger and wearing it so close to my heart! I have passed your details onto several friends, who I hope get in touch to get their very own special casting made too. Many many thanks to you again, and I will definitely be using you again for any other children we have."
Kirsty Morns, Dorset
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Baby Casting Training Course

Covid-19 - We are running our training courses again but you will need to bring your own baby model (under 1 year). People who were cancelled during lockdown will be offered the first available training days in August. New dates will be available from September.  (Updated 9am, Fri 7th August).

Baby Casting Training
Baby Casting Training
Baby Casting Training
Baby Casting Training

Tam has over 16 years' casting experience and personally provides the one-to-one hands-on training with a real baby model. Her expertise and experience is second to none. Tam covers all the basics for creating beautiful keepsakes from home with minimal equipment. She shares her extensive knowledge and tips for creating your own successful business that works around your family. You will leave excited to get started and confident of achieving good results.

The intensive one day London-based Baby Casting Training course runs on a Wednesday or Friday from 10am-4pm at her home studio in Kentish Town.

Course Topics

  • Explanation of different moulding techniques for different ages – plastic bag or container method
  • Create moulds using real baby model
  • Explanation of Mother and Baby clasped hands statuette technique
  • How to take a clay impression using baby model
  • How to make a raised impression
  • Trim clay and explanation of drying technique
  • Tidy 3D moulds
  • Pour casts and leave to set
  • Lunch – questions and answers
  • De-mould casts
  • Tidying up techniques – Hints and tips to make perfect casts every time
  • Painting and displaying
  • Choosing a frame
  • How to photograph your work
  • How to price your work
  • How to set up your home work area
  • Choosing your company name
  • Marketing tips
  • Social media tips
  • Insurance
  • Health & Safety
  • Questions and answers

Lunch will be provided.

Free Course Materials and Equipment

Training Manual - will be included, covering topics from the training day

FREE Starter kit - worth over £85, to take home with you, including:

  • 1 x Luxury Hardwood 8x8“ White Frame
  • 1 x Frame Hanger
  • 900g Premium Alginate
  • 1040g Premium Casting Plaster
  • 1 x 65ml Bronze Paint
  • 1 x 65ml Rose Gold Paint
  • 1 x 65ml Silver Paint
  • 1 x 65ml Gold Paint
  • 1 x 65ml Pearl White Paint
  • 1 x 65ml White Paint
  • 1 x 35ml PVA Glue
  • 1 x 200g Soft Air Dry Clay
  • 1 x Mixing Spatula
  • 1 x Paint Brush
  • 8 x Moulding Bags
  • 2 x Cocktail Sticks
  • 2 x Swann Morton Scalpel Blades
  • 2 x Swann Morton Scalpel Handles
  • 1 x Berry Pin
  • 50g Filler
  • 2 x Sandpaper Square
  • 1 x Grater
  • 1 x Casting Job Sheet to Copy
  • 21 x Casting Pot Labels to Copy

Samples - You will be able to take home the casts and impressions that you make on the day to use as samples.

On-going Support - Tam will personally provide support via email/phone for 1 month and then on-going support provided you are buying frames etc. from us regularly.

Payment - The cost is £499 and is on a one-to-one basis. You will need you to pay a non-refundable deposit of £100 to secure your booking date. The balance of £399 is payable at the start of the training day.

Baby Model - The baby model needs to be under 1 year, preferably under 6 months, and will be needed for 90 minutes at the beginning of the training day. You are welcome to bring your own or a friend's baby as the model. Someone else would need to come with the baby. Then they would need to take them off after the 90 minutes. It would be good to bring the baby you intend to practice on afterwards. And, of course, the adult you bring would also get some free training which might be useful to you.
If we provide a model a fee of £25 is payable to the baby model's Mum in cash on the day.

Once you have completed your course we offer a huge range of frames and materials etc. on a wholesale basis (UK only) with no minimum order quantity and low delivery charges. Our frames are specifically designed for baby casts, clay impressions and 2D outprints. You can order any mixture of different frame quantities, styles, sizes, colours and mounts or just one frame on its own.

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