Celebrate your body: Have your bust cast in gold

What you'll do

Curious to see your body from a fresh perspective? What better way to celebrate it than immortalising it in gold…

Gift yourself the ultimate act of self-love. Get your bust cast by a talented Bristol artist who champions women's bodies by casting them in gold. (You might have already seen Every Body’s Story featured on the BBC!) If you're feeling generous, gift this feel-good experience for your friend, sister or partner too.

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 a special moment in your life.

  • Honour your body and treasure your cast. Your cast is a celebration of your body to display and treasure. It's yours and it's beautiful.

How body casting works:

First, you'll apply moisturising oils to your bust. Next, plaster bandages are soaked in warm water and applied to your skin layer by layer. It takes about 20 minutes to apply the plaster bandage and about 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 then be finished, glossed and painted gold. You can collect your cast from the studio one week after the casting session.

These glowing reviews speak for themselves:

"'Being cast by Ellen was more healing and formative than I could have imagined. It felt really beautiful to be able to hold the shape of my body in my hands once I had taken the cast off. I could feel all the strength and vulnerability in it at once." - Lydia

“Being cast by Ellen has really helped me with accepting my body post-cancer treatment. Having my body cast was such a relaxing experience, then seeing the final creation moved me because I could REALLY see my body for the shape it is now - new curves, one boob!” - Eli

“I had a wonderful experience working with Ellen. She welcomes you with a gentle and friendly smile, and exudes a really calm energy. I instantly felt comfortable and relaxed when it was time to undress and begin the casting process.” - Michelle

“Being cast by Ellen was such a pleasure and I felt confident and soothed for weeks to come.” - Rose

Upcoming dates

What you'll do

Curious to see your body from a fresh perspective? What better way to celebrate it than immortalising it in gold…

Gift yourself the ultimate act of self-love. Get your bust cast by a talented Bristol artist who champions women's bodies by casting them in gold. (You might have already seen Every Body’s Story featured on the BBC!) If you're feeling generous, gift this feel-good experience for your friend, sister or partner too.

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 a special moment in your life.

  • Honour your body and treasure your cast. Your cast is a celebration of your body to display and treasure. It's yours and it's beautiful.

How body casting works:

First, you'll apply moisturising oils to your bust. Next, plaster bandages are soaked in warm water and applied to your skin layer by layer. It takes about 20 minutes to apply the plaster bandage and about 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 then be finished, glossed and painted gold. You can collect your cast from the studio one week after the casting session.

These glowing reviews speak for themselves:

"'Being cast by Ellen was more healing and formative than I could have imagined. It felt really beautiful to be able to hold the shape of my body in my hands once I had taken the cast off. I could feel all the strength and vulnerability in it at once." - Lydia

“Being cast by Ellen has really helped me with accepting my body post-cancer treatment. Having my body cast was such a relaxing experience, then seeing the final creation moved me because I could REALLY see my body for the shape it is now - new curves, one boob!” - Eli

“I had a wonderful experience working with Ellen. She welcomes you with a gentle and friendly smile, and exudes a really calm energy. I instantly felt comfortable and relaxed when it was time to undress and begin the casting process.” - Michelle

“Being cast by Ellen was such a pleasure and I felt confident and soothed for weeks to come.” - Rose

How to get there

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Facilities

  • Parking
  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • WiFi
  • Adult changing

COVID-19 guidelines

  • Please do a lateral flow test before coming to the studio, your host will do the same. It is up to you whether we wear a mask during the session
  • Please bring along a mask to wear when entering the studio

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.

About 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.

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Your host

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.

What people are saying

The host was amazing made be feel so at ease. The experience was very unique & I absolutely loved it. I will be 100% returning again in the near future.

Kirsty Davies, May 2022

Ellen is wonderful. I felt instantly relaxed and we had a lovely chat about all her work and projects.
My cast is amazing and a gift to treasure forever.
Thank you!

Michelle Begley, May 2022

A great idea. Interesting stories. And great results.

Etta Morrison, Mar 2022

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to Every Body's Story .

Upcoming dates

What people are saying

The host was amazing made be feel so at ease. The experience was very unique & I absolutely loved it. I will be 100% returning again in the near future.

Kirsty Davies, May 2022

Ellen is wonderful. I felt instantly relaxed and we had a lovely chat about all her work and projects.
My cast is amazing and a gift to treasure forever.
Thank you!

Michelle Begley, May 2022

A great idea. Interesting stories. And great results.

Etta Morrison, Mar 2022
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Price
£100 / Adult
Duration
1 hr
Age restriction
18+
Rebook or cancel up to 5 days before your experience.