Vulva casting is where my journey as a body casting artist began. This part of our bodies seemed so stigmatized and hyper- sexualized. I knew that I wanted to explore ways to appericate this vulnerable part of our bodies, that honored it exactly as it is.
What is the casting process like?
My main goal when facilitating these casting sessions is to create a welcome and inclusive environment built upon clear, active and enthusiastic consent. I use all safe and tested materials to take the casts. Depending on what type of artwork you have selected for your vulva to be adorned on (plaster statue, pottery, wall hanging art) will determine the amount of time and material used to take the casting.
I start out by mixing up a skin safe material called alginate
I then will gently take the cast off.
I will then pour the material over the vulva
This results in the 'negative' cast of your vulva.
Then we layer plaster bandage on-top to give the casting strength
I have many different ways of finishing your cast- look above for booking options and estimated timelines
How do I prepare for a vulva casting session?
Please arrive with comfy clothes you don't mind getting a little messy. The materials I use do not come out of clothing easily.
I never want to tell you what to do with your pubic hair- I can cast all levels of hair. I will however note that hair unfortunately does not tend to leave the 'cleanest' cast and will sometimes appear as air bubbles or texture. Trimmed or shaved is preferable.
Can I bring someone with to my booking?
Yes! Anyone you'd like to bring with is welcome. I also offer group bookings you'd like to get cast together.