See Molten Glass Orbs get infused with Cremation Ash

See Molten Glass Orbs get infused with Cremation Ash

by Dave Blake September 20, 2017

Read More


Our New Website is Live!

Our New Website is Live!

by Dave Blake September 01, 2017

Read More


Flower Vase Memorial with Nightwirl Touchstone

Flower Vase Memorial with Nightwirl Touchstone

by Dave Blake June 09, 2017

I was shopping in HEB and saw a really nice vase and wanted to share a bit of an art project. I took about 20' of brass wire and wire wrapped the bottom of the vase flange and then added on a small heart pendant. Below that I took a night swirl touchstone and a bit of museum putty. Making sure the surface of the vase was dry, I tacked on the touchstone under the heart to make this lovely vase into a memorial vase.

Read More


Diamonds from Ashes

Diamonds from Ashes

by Dave Blake June 04, 2017

The Ultimate Post-Life Hack: Turning Human Ashes Into Diamonds

In Western society, the notion of death is very difficult for many people to cope with. Arranging an appropriate farewell for someone who has recently passed away and who is still very much cared for can be distressing and difficult. This is especially so when those closest to the person who has died are confronting their grief head-on in its initial, painful stages.

Read More


Standing Hearts with Cremation Ash

Standing Hearts with Cremation Ash

by Dave Blake May 29, 2017

We're excited to offer a new glass heart with cremains by Aaron; our Standing Glass Heart. This 5" heart comes in two different colors and will sit comfortably on desks or wider window sills. We use under half a teaspoon of cremation ash to make this heart. Just one of our amazing hearts, click this link to see more.

Read More


Turning Ashes into Glass

by Dave Blake March 31, 2017

Glass with cremains mixed into the ash is a lovely way to remember a loved one but how does it actually happen? For hot glass, it's somewhat akin to making a candle (except with 1800 degree molten glowing glass!)

Read More


Travelling On Airlines with Cremains and Crematory Urns

by Dave Blake March 31, 2017

I was asked the other day 'can we take cremains on a plane' and I figured this would make a good article :)  So in short, the answer is yes, you can do so, however it's important to understand your individual airline's restrictions.  Some airlines are quite lax on the subject where others don't allow urns to be a carry-on item. 

Read More


Hummingbirds with Infused Ash

by Dave Blake February 10, 2017

For a good part of 2016 we were looking for a contributing artist who could infuse ashes into the hummingbirds themselves.  Big fail - until now!!  Charles, who makes our lovely turtle pendants, also can make lovely hummingbirds with infused ash!!

Read More


Welcome to 2017

by Dave Blake January 10, 2017

2016 ended up being a great year for Spirit Pieces. We launched over a dozen new products, got invited to showcase our goods at a number of local shows, and made a lot of Christmas Mornings a huge success. So we're super excited to start off 2017 with a bang with a number of new products. Today we finished launched Rachel's new paperweights.

Read More


Memorialize Me

Memorialize Me

by Dave Blake December 16, 2016

I had the pleasure to talk to local Austin company called Memorialize Me.  Jaan Leemet, the founder, started MemorializeMe to help solve the problem of survivors identifying the various legal and social accounts held by the departed.  By having a centralized document location, the family doesn't have to go through the painful experience of painstakingly searching through desks and drawers for statements (made even more difficult now that so many places do electronic notification.)

Read More


Perkins Memorial Tower Photo Shoot

Perkins Memorial Tower Photo Shoot

by Dave Blake November 08, 2016

One of my favorite places up in NY is Perkin's Memorial Tower on the top of Bear Mountain Park.  To get there, you need to take a long steep winding road up to the top of the mountain up Perkin's Memorial Drive.  While a bit on the scary side if you don't like steep roadside drops, the destination is well worth it.

Read More


Interview with Sondra from Alexander Art

Interview with Sondra from Alexander Art

by Dave Blake October 28, 2016

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED DOING CERAMIC PORTRAIT TILES?

I have always drawn from a very early age. According to my sister, I didn't do any color pictures until I fell off my horse when I was 20 and was knocked unconscious. And that sounds about right!  I started doing pastel portraits of people and then migrated to animals. I also experimented with watercolor, acrylic and oil. I prefer the permanence of acrylic and oil over pastel after my 2 year old niece destroyed one of my paintings in a matter of 2 seconds.

Read More



1 2 3 5 Next »