About Us

Image Casting was founded in 1998 and today specialises in preserving memories by creating beautiful life casts of babies, children, adults and pets.

We are passionate about what we do and believe that our product and service reflect our core belief in quality, individuality and craftsmanship.

Our casts come framed or free-standing and capture the wonder of your baby’s impossibly tiny feet and hands, with every little detail and they will come to sit amongst your most precious possessions and only increase in emotional value as you see your children grow up.

Why choose Image Casting?

  • We are experts in cold cast metals and use only premium suppliers for all our goods and services. We have a level of experience that results in uncompromising quality
  • We work closely with the UK’s leading experts in bronze, sterling silver and glass to bring you exceptional quality
  • We bring our customers the finest casts through years of developing specialist techniques and exploring new materials such as 3D printing
  • Our prices are all inclusive of a home visit (specified areas), displays and safe delivery of your casts
  • We will always work with you to ensure that our service and product exceed your expectations
  • Wherever possible we use recycled or recyclable materials.

Our Philosophy

At Image Casting we are proud of the quality of our casts and the attention to detail that goes into each and every one. From the tiniest foot to a bespoke sculpture, each and every job is treated equally.

Our skilled workers and casting artists have backgrounds in sculpting, jewellery making and the arts – which helps to keep Image Casting a diverse, fresh and exciting place to work.

Meet Us

  • Head shot of Amanda Sym smiling leaning her chin on her fist

    Amanda (Mandy) Sym

    After graduating in 2010 with a BA (Hons) in Technical Effects for Performance, I began working as a freelance prop maker as well as a workshop assistant for Image Casting’s joint Directors Alison Hildyard and Fiona Mourdant (Image Casting’s founder). I gained a considerable array of experience in mould making, casting and sculpting from both my freelance prop making jobs and Image Casting, learning directly from Fiona and Alison, all aspects of the life casting process.

    Over the years, I was soon promoted to Studio Manager, then Managing Director before becoming a joint Director/Owner of Image Casting alongside Alison, who imparted and continues to freely share all her knowledge of business management.

    I count myself very lucky to do a job that I love, where I get to be creative every single day. I love Image Casting and what we offer and I believe that shows in the quality, professionalism and friendly service you will receive, from that first enquiry through to your finished casts.

  • Informal head shot of Alison Hildyard with a bright blue background

    Alison Hildyard (Fisher)

    I joined Image Casting in 2009 and partnered with Fiona Mordaunt to grow the company through promoting the baby casting business and developing our Casting Kits. I gained hands-on experience in all aspects of the business so when Fi moved to Botswana in 2012 I became sole owner and ran the business with the support of Mandy until 2018.

    I am passionate about the business and my aim has always been that all our customers are delighted with their casts and the service that they receive. With Mandy now at the helm I very much take a background role supporting her from my new home in Yorkshire and carry out in-home castings in the Leeds and Harrogate areas.

    After graduating with a BA (Hons) degree in Business Information Management, I have worked in a range of industries in global marketing and business development, strategic research, consumer insight and training. I now work as a business development and marketing consultant. I’m a step-mum to two amazing children and a slightly obsessed cockapoo owner!

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