Maura O’Connell at work in her studio


From the first time I saw a family group having their hands cast as a 3-D keepsake I was hooked.  I loved the idea of my children growing up and in time, looking at their little hands.

So when my sister-in-law asked me to make a cast of her 95 year old Granddad and her 5 year old daughter (my niece) of course I was delighted to do so.  This piece in particular made me realise just how precious these bespoke, deeply personal works of art become in a family. 

I love to hear the stories as we sit around and make the mould and it’s my belief the truth of all the stories told are held in the lines of our hands. It has become such a privilege and honour to work with so many families and creating, and preserving forever, extra special memories.