I first became fascinated by hand blown and lampwork glass art in 1995. I was living in Portland, Oregon at the time and the lampwork glass scene was still very young. I started seeing a few artists at the Portland Saturday Market making lampwork glass beads and other hand blown glass items. The medium intrigued me like no other art form ever had before and I started thinking about learning how to do it myself.
It’s so hard to lose a friend, family member or animal companion. We want to honor their memory and preserve their physical remains in a respectful way, but the traditional urn can feel a bit cold and distant. That’s why I think hand blown glass cremation memorials are the perfect way to preserve your loved one’s ashes forever.
I needed to tell you that I got my piece today and I am so very happy. You captured the eternal and special love my father and I shared. I was completely at a loss as to how to honor a man that had meant more than words can describe and then I found this site and your work. When I received the piece it was incredible. the glass warmed in my hand and I couldn’t stop looking at it. I truly felt close to my Papa and can’t thank you enough for the peace that that brings me.
Teena Miller – Allison, PA
Borosilicate glass is a very unique and specialized variety of glass. Its composition is different from the “soft” glass that is normally used for beads, paperweights, art glass bowls, ornaments, etc. Borosilicate glass is far stronger than “soft” glass and has been used for everything from stovetop cookware to nuclear waste containment. One of its most frequent uses is to make scientific glassware such as beakers and test tubes.
"Glass cremation jewelry handblown by a glass artist with 20 years of experience"