When someone we love dies, we look for ways to remember them. Memorials can take all sorts of forms, from tattoos to paintings. One Seattle company has come up with a beautiful way for families to cherish a lost loved one. Artful Ashes takes a loved ones’ ashes and incorporates them into glass art.
The glass sculptures are blown into shapes of hearts or orbs and include a tablespoon of ash.
Husband and wife glassmakers Greg and Christina use an array of colors and designs, which are handmade to order.
Families can actually come to the studio in person and be on hand when the sculptures are made if they want to.
Here they are demonstrating glassblowing for a group of kids.
The glassworks are treasured by clients, who love that they can touch and look at it.
One customer wrote: “When my father passed away, it was difficult to explain cremation to our young children.”
“Having ‘Boppa’s’ ashes in a beautiful and tangible form has helped our children reconnect with my dad.”
“Even as an adult, it brings me so much comfort to have such a bright and uplifting reminder that my dad is still present in our lives. Thank you so much for your amazing work!”
They’re not your typical keepsakes, but the glass memorials bring a lot of joy and comfort to the families who get them.
Share these unique memorials with your family and friends.