How much does it cost?
Prices start at $2,500 for the womb bowl and $5,000 for the full pregnancy sculpture.
What you are getting when we work together is a one-of-a-kind piece of sculptural art crafted with the finest and highest quality materials that will be in your family for generations to come. Some materials I have used for previous mothers include: gold leaf, precious gems, and swarovski crystals with different gallery display options.
For those who are looking for a belly cast remembrance, but working with me is out of your price range, there are still many ways for you to capture this sacred time in your life. There are many simple DIY casting kits that you can get & tutorials online that you can watch to make a homemade memento of your pregnancy. I also share some tips on creativity and creating meaning through art in my newsletter here. If the process seems messy and overwhelming often times local doulas in your neighborhood offers a basic plaster strip casting services.
What is the process?
A huge part of the process is getting to know you! A truly personalized, one-of-a-kind collaboration will take place between us in the creation of your sculpture. Your hopes, wishes, fears, design preferences, favorite songs, poem, family heritage, things that have symbolic meaning for you and your family are all deeply considered and incorporated into the piece. I send a small questionnaire to get started on this conversation that will continue during the casting session.
The cast can be made at anytime during the pregnancy but aesthetically I recommend 4-8 weeks before the due date. I do the casting in the comfort of your home. I use all-natural materials that are ASTM approved. You and your baby are in no danger during the casting. This is a precious and vulnerable time and your comfort during this process is my number one priority. The process takes about 1 hour start to finish.
How long does it take to receive my finished piece?
You will receive your piece within 4-6 weeks of the original casting date.
When Should I book my appointment?
I strongly encourage you to make the appointment as soon as possible. I take on a very limited number of clients so I can focus my full attention on each piece. Availability fills up quickly.
Can my family be there?
Absolutely! I encourage you to think about what would create the most meaningful work of art for you during this process, and I always love when children help with the casting session. At the same time, some mothers enjoy having a quiet time of reflection and connection with their baby during the process. Both are wonderful options.