Local Business Alert: Keepsakes by Dr. Supriya.

Local Business Alert: Keepsakes by Dr. Supriya.

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We are constantly inspired by the ambition and resilience of local business founders. We feel that the risks that they take lead to innovation and help in moving the world forward.

We’re lucky to be part of a community with lots of smart and inspiring women who own businesses. This week we had a chat with Dr. Supriya Chauhan, the owner of a celebrity 3D casting company in Dubai.

We also chatted with her about why she started the business and we cannot be more inspired by her story.


What is your business about and why did you start it?

3 years back, while I was a new mother, in Covid times I moved to Dubai. Whilst ensuring that the baby settles well in a new country with pandemic panic around at the same time also trying to hold to my passion for prosthesis making, I decided to start my passion project of life casting.

Mixing my passion for art with scientific know-how of dental materials I started working on a rare art of replicating any part of the body of humans or pets in varieties of materials like gold, acrylic, stone, etc.,

In the last 17 years of casting, I have been fortunate to be trained to use all kinds of materials like nylon, gold, titanium, acrylic, stones, and waxes during my extensive training at one of the best institutions of casting labs in India- JSS Dental College, Mysuru.

what started as a passion project of replicating newborn babies’ imprints has now become a well-known life casting business of replicating faces, pregnant bellies, abs, hands, feet, torso, and paws in any material.

What do you love about your business?

The beauty of 3D casts is that it takes to back in time to relive those milestones and memories.

Every wrinkle and fold is captured to perfection and stays forever.

even after people leave the world, or leave home for further education or job, their families revisit the happy times of togethernesses through these sculptures.

We now have the kind of software that was initially used only for scientific research and never before in the reach of a common man, for art.

I am relentlessly trying to form a bridge between art and science to give a whole new perspective and ease to the artist community.


How do you manage your time between running a business and a family?

I work from the comfort of my home,  also I work at the time and days suitable for me. Raising a child is difficult but also empowering. Most of the time I have to carry my daughter along for framing, workshops, hospitals, etc. but as they say, where there is a will there is a way. It’s challenging to run a business while also having family time but I feel I am blessed to have a very supportive family so, it’s not as much a hassle.

Any piece of advice to other small business owners or anyone wanting to start their own business?

There is something that everyone is blessed with. In my initial days, what helped me the most was meeting many mompreneurs – a reservoir of talent and determination. It was exceptionally inspiring to watch these women nurturing their babies and businesses.

There is no force more powerful than a bunch of helpful women determined to rise.

I am indebted to many wonderful ladies, for helping me live my dream.

My only advice to anyone wanting to start a business is to not hesitate, take that first step, speak to lots of other entrepreneurs with similar backgrounds as yours and learn about their journey.

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