I have ordered and received a number of products from Cast a Memory and every time they have been of the upmost quality. The service is personal and very friendly, and the reactions from loved ones who receive these products as gifts are priceless. I can totally recommend Cast a Memory to any one who is looking for a professional and reasonably priced life casting company.  10 out of 10.

Sharon Dixey - Cast A Memory

Essex Keepsake – Cast A Memory

Cast A Memory is run by me, Sharon Dixey, mother of three (Harrison aged 12 and twin girls Holli & Daisy aged 9).

‘I set up Cast A Memory after the birth of my daughters because I wanted a job that I could be passionate about and that would also fit around being a full-time mum. My inspiration came after the birth of my daughters when I was looking for ways to preserve special moments forever such as the feel of their tiny hands in the palm of mine.’

A photograph is a very good way to record physical features but has its limitations. A three dimensional reproduction provides the possibility to view from all angles and to be held and felt for both form and contours, therefore providing an altogether better record and a more powerful and pleasing experience.

I went on to research materials and methods followed by extensive testing before launching my business.

‘It’s amazing how quickly you forget what your child was once like. I look at casts of my children from eighteen months ago and those I have made recently and I find it fascinating how much they have changed.’ It’s not just for babies, anyone can have a hand cast, I recently did a casting for a couple celebrating their ruby anniversary and a family of five wishing to treasure that moment in time.

I already had an interest in clay and expanded my business to include hand and foot prints in the medium. ‘Clay prints are obviously slimmer and more like a framed picture when on the wall and cater for wider tastes. I can also provide animal prints which have proved very popular.’

Gift vouchers make great Christmas presents, Baptism,  baby shower, New baby,especially for first time parents. Cast A Memory products also make a perfect gift for family members who are unable to see your child as often as they would like (elderly relatives, those overseas etc.) or alternatively a unique reminder of your child for a desk at work. Products will last a lifetime, providing joy for many years and are thus great value for money.

‘Your cast will be produced in the comfort of my home studio where I can show you the many different casting styles, colours, finishes, frames and engraving options. After the consultation the casting process takes about thirty minutes for a hand or foot and will usually be ready in two to four weeks. Not all children enjoy experiencing the different materials used for casting but I’ve learned a few tricks to keep them distracted!’