Torso castings focus on the upper body and can include shoulders, arms, bust, stomach and waist. There are numerous ways to pose with a torso casting, giving you complete freedom to choose how you want your final sculpture to look. These are some of the larger castings we create, so we include a discrete and sturdy inbuilt chain, allowing them to hang on the wall securely.
Torso Castings are not just used as a way to celebrate your body, but also to celebrate moments in time, for example Baby Bumps! We also create many Castings of the upper body, for women who are going through Cancer treatment, and may have a surgery or Mastectomy booked.
Torso Casting FAQs
How long does a torso casting take?
Torsos take roughly 30 minutes to make, although larger torsos which incorporate more areas of the body will take slightly longer. We will guide you through each step of the process, beforehand and during, so many of our clients say it flies by.
How do you make a torso casting?
To make a torso casting, we use a slightly different technique to hands and feet. This involves covering the torso with our moulding jelly (skin safe and cool), then building a hard shell around it. We then remove the shell, which captures the perfect imprint of your body. We do the messy complicated work later on, where we create the stone casting.
Do I need to prepare anything for my torso casting?
We usually recommend the following preparations: Wear loose fitting clothing on the day of your casting, as tight garments leave an imprint on the skin, which comes out in the sculpture. Although we try our best to keep mess free, there may be one or two drips, so please wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy. Long hairs (for example underarm) can affect the quality of a casting, so if you may wish to shave beforehand. If you have any concerns, just let us know!
Does the casting material get hot?
No. We use a cool and safe jelly which is completely suitable for skin contact. Rest assured, plaster never comes into contact with the skin.