We are passionate about creating unique and highly personal artworks that will be loved today and treasured in years to come.
Our company was founded in Singapore in 2012 by an engineer and artist working with digital technologies who had the idea of utilising the latest advancements in 3D scanning and printing technology in order to create high quality portrait and figurative sculptures. Others had similar ideas and in 2013 year several businesses were formed to produce small, low resolution novelty ‘mini-me’ figurines.
Inspired by the potential to take this concept much further we developed our own bespoke very high resolution 3D scanning system, and were the first to combine traditional art practice with these technologies in order to offer a truly accurate, detailed and artistic portrait sculpture service. What started as a business concept very quickly became a labour of love. There is something about the physicality of a portrait sculpture of a loved one that creates a remarkably strong sense of connection and we believe this is extraordinarily special.
In 2014 we became UK based and launched our bespoke miniature life cast jewellery range to further celebrate the special moments and adventures in life, and to create tangible connections to those precious memories in years to come. Artu is now formed of a small team of multi-disciplined, creative individuals and we partner with other specialist companies as well as our Life Casting Partners to offer a fully bespoke service. We are passionate about creating unique and highly personal artworks that will be loved today and treasured in years to come.
Artu is an ancient Celtic name meaning Noble and Stone; which when combined with Art represents the origins of Sculpture. Artu is also named in honour of a special, modern day Arthur.