You have indulged your hobby of making molds and casts. Now you are not only proficient in clay modeling and resin or silicone casting but have also become quite skilled in the art of life casting. You can deftly capture a mold of a hand or foot or even face and reproduce a striking likeness complete with the minute hair, pores and other marks.
So why not turn this passion for casting and life casting into a part time or even full time profession?
The What ?
Your artistic passion can easily become a potential lucrative business.You can offer various services like clay modeling, silicone or resin casting, latex rubber masks and so on.
Or you might consider specializing in creating only life castings. The demand for memorable it, is not only huge but growing by the day. It is not limited to selected moneybags in the community anymore. Even ordinary people like you and me are looking to capture a slice of themselves or their loved ones and preserve it for posterity. Especially infant casting and pregnant belly castings are enjoying increasing popularity.
What's more, more and more people are turning into this as a singularly unique gift to mark a special occasion for a friend or family member. It is indeed the perfect way to freeze a beautiful memory forever in a lovely time capsule.
Therefore, they will look out for a skilled and experienced artist who can recreate a realistic and perfectly detailed reproduction without harming the model in any way. And this is where you will come into the picture!
But, do you know how to actually go about getting this business underway?
The answer is to network with professional artists and glean tips on the legalities of how to enter the business. You can take part in various online forums to discuss not only tips on it and mold making but also gather useful information on workshops, shows and leads on other websites to visit.
Additionally, you can become a member of the Association of Lifecasters International – or ALI as it is often known. This is a worldwide artists' guild that promotes public awareness of life casting and eagerly assists serious life casters in every way possible. Membership is free and you just have to agree to abide by the ALI Code of Conduct. This will open the door to a wealth of life casting information, marketing tips and inspirational ideas.
A top art studio is also more than willing to extend personal advice, promotional material and all the resources you will need to start a profitable life casting business. The company further supports fine artists by making selective purchases that are added to its life casting collection.
Nothing can stop you from stepping into the life casting business now!