The start of 2018 was an exciting time at the studio here in Lytchett Matravers, Dorset. Trisha was going to be travelling over 8,000 to the studio from New Dehli, India to learn how to create some precious memories. With these skills, Trisha would then return to start her own keepsake company back home
Knowing how far Trisha was due to travel was such an honour that she chose me to do the training. We had a fantastic times and over the three and a half days met lots of local parents and their children, who came along to the studio as models for Trisha to practice on.
When i asked Trisha why she wanted to do this she told me of her experience back home where a lady had come to the house to do the castings for her own child, but wasn’t very successful, so had to return another day. Trisha felt that the lady did not instil much faith in her business and further more, Trisha felt it was something she could probably do herself and be much more competent. During the training whilst there is a focus on creating the keepsakes, it is also very important to liaise with the client and their child. When a client leaves you want them to have positive memories from their experience, so having lots of children to practice on enabled Trisha to do this.
Spending so much time with Trisha, also give me an insight into her culture and as the training progressed I was very aware that not everything would be the same. For instance, a key factor for Trisha is the heat, working with the clay for 2D Impressions Trisha will need to adapt as they clay will dry out much quicker, so we talked about all eventualities that could take place.
Trisha wanted to learn the art of 3D Castings, which takes two days to complete.
On the third day Trisha was then introduced to the art of 2D Impressions.
the final part of the training was a half day where Trisha learnt how to create advanced 3D Castings of linked arms.
I was very impressed with Trisha, whilst she did have to deal with the cold, jet lag and the language, she worked incredibly hard and made the most of every minute of her training. Since her return to India, we have spoken a few times and Trisha also took some time to write a fabulous review on the Facebook page.
Trisha said “Had superb training for 3D, 2D and family casting. I am glad I chose Precious Memories than any other training institutions. I could learn the technique and could practice on some amazing baby clients. I had travelled overseas from India and by the end of training I feel that all the efforts involved to travel so long were worth it. Glenda is an amazing person and a perfect teacher. I just loved being trained from her. I am excited to start something of my own soon and make my teacher glad by my work.”
I am really excited to see how Tricia progresses over the months to come and know her new adventure will be a huge success!
If you are keen to run your own keepsake business and want to learn more why not give me a call on 07738165146 for an informal chat or email;- firstname.lastname@example.org