Celebrate your Body: Have your bump cast in gold

What better way to celebrate your body's magical journey to motherhood than immortalising your bump in gold…

Gift yourself or a loved one a beautiful time capsule of a moment in pregnancy. A talented Bristol artist who champions women's bodies by casting them in gold will create a piece of art to be treasured. (You might have already seen Every Body’s Story featured on the BBC!)

You’ll be given the opportunity to:

  • Connect with your body and its story through the therapeutic, ancient art of body casting. Experience this transformative and empowering process for yourself in a private setting.

  • See your form from a whole new 3D perspective. Create a time capsule of your body and physical embodiment of this special moment in your life.

  • Honour your body and treasure your cast. Your cast is a celebration of your body to display and treasure.

How does the body casting work?

First, you'll apply moisturising oils to your bust and bump. Next, plaster bandages are soaked in warm water and applied to your skin layer by layer. It takes about 30 minutes to apply the plaster bandage and 15 minutes for the cast to set. The cast lifts from the skin surprisingly smoothly (that’s what the oil’s for!).

The golden touch:

Once your cast has dried it will be finished, glossed and painted gold. Mounting twine will be attached so you can hang your cast on the wall if you choose. Collect your cast from the studio one week after the casting session.

These glowing reviews speak for themselves:

“Being cast by Ellen during my pregnancy was a magical experience. Thank you for capturing my body's journey to motherhood.” - Ellie

"This was such a wonderful experience, allowing me the opportunity to deeply connect with, capture & appreciate the incredible magic my body is going through in growing a new human being! With lots of challenging pregnancy symptoms, it is easy to feel negatively towards your pregnant body, this experience gave me the opportunity to reflect on and honour the amazing journey my body has been through. Ellen made me feel very comfortable throughout the process, I would highly recommend it to all!" - Gem

  • There is a community pricing structure for these sessions to make it as accessible as possible, you can choose the tier that fits best for you.

Age restrictions: 18+

Low Income Price: Private 1:1 session & golden bump cast £165
High Income/Pay it Forward Price: Private 1:1 session & golden bump cast £185
Standard/Middle Income Price: Private 1:1 session & golden bump cast £175

Available dates

Sorry, there are currently no dates available

The good news is that we’re expecting more to be added really soon!

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How to get there

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • WiFi

On the day

  • Your host has grapeseed oil and baby oil for you to apply to your skin before the casting begins, but feel free to bring your own oil to use
  • Wear comfortable underwear/shorts/leggings that you don’t mind getting plaster on. Bring along spare underwear/clothes to change into after the casting
  • There's on-site parking and bike spaces. The studio is located a short walk (under 10mins) from Lawrence Hill Train Station and Lawrence Hill Bus Station (6 minute journey to Bristol City Centre)

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 5 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 5 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

You'll be hosted by

Every Body's Story

Every Body's Story is a body casting studio in Bristol. You may have seen this impressive spot featured on BBC One...

As part of their project celebrating the beauty and diversity of every body, each summer a series of golden body casts are exhibited alongside the stories of the women behind them. Founder Ellen is delighted to be welcoming guests to the studio again and helping more people celebrate their bodies by immortalising them in gold.

Ellen Downes

Ellen is a body casting artist. This creative's work celebrates the uniqueness behind every body and the power of storytelling.

Ellen's first body cast experience was back in 2015. After finding this transformative, she learned how to body cast. Since then, Ellen's been casting around the world. For her it's an honour to share this art and its beautiful, therapeutic process with others.

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to Every Body's Story .

Available dates

Sorry, there are currently no dates available

The good news is that we’re expecting more to be added really soon!

Want to be the first to find out when new dates are released? Register below to notify the host of your interest