Filip specializes in memorial glass art. He loves how the medium preserves the memory and essence of a loved one. These pieces go beyond beautiful jewelry and into the realm of commemorative art.
Rachel, hailing from Minnesota, has been working with glass for over 20 years. Below are paperweight styles she's created that have been infused with cremains from your loved ones (people and pets.) The cremation ash is mixed into the molten glass at the time of formation with various colors and designs added in to give the glass depth and beauty.
The underlying precept of my sculptural work is spiritual symbolism.
I aspire for the pieces to have a personal connection with the viewer, evoking a sense of thought about our development as individuals and as a collective people. I hope for my pieces to spark dreams of where we are going and who we are in the grand sense. Some of my pieces are happy and uplifting and others make one pensive and thoughtful. That is what i strive for, a personal response to a sculpture, an object, that evokes something from one's experiences in this space-time. It's so personal, the viewing. The pieces speak to multiple parts to a whole. Of many lives within Time. The conflict between our nature and the rule of Desire.
Charlie Shoulders has been a glass artist since 2004 working in Michigan. He has won a number of awards for his work and has benefited over the years through training across the country with several glass masters. He specializes in borosilicate flamework, using a large bench torch and an oxygen and propane fuel mix to melt glass, and simple hand tools to sculpt and shape. Borosilicate glass offers a wonderful palette with many organic colors that strike in the atmosphere of the torch to produce gorgeous blends and ranges of color with great depth.
Working with cremains and making special memorials for loved ones who are left behind is very meaningful for him. He believes in the conversation of our earth, and feels being brought back to dust is best for our planet. He also deeply appreciates that a glass object, made in a form designed to capture precious memories, can go wherever you go, and bring a small comfort as well as beauty.
Ryan Higgins is an emerging studio artist working in borosilicate glass who shares his love and passion for glass with others. His work has been included in books and videos about flameworking and is exhibited throughout the country.
Misha has been blowing glass since 1995. She currently resides in Oregon and finds her passion in making memorial marbles and pendants. "Thank you for allowing me the privilege of helping you and your loved ones find peace. Memorial art is my most personal and valued body of work, and I feel very blessed to have the skills necessary to offer this service to others. Your loved one's cremains will be treated as sacred and with as much love, respect, and consideration as I give my own family, friends, and pets." ~ Misha
These lovely spiral drops are great for keeping your loved ones close to the heart. Made by Misha these cute drop pendants are about 1.5"...View full product details
After my first class in 2003 at age 17, I was hooked. I spent years taking professional level classes and working hard to try to master this medium. In the summer of 2012 I opened Lake Superior Art Glass. Here I teach classes, give demonstrations and sell the work of myself and over 60 other glass artists. My inspiration is two fold. The first is technique based. Glass is a very technical medium. From the physical skill-set to the chemistry of working colors, this aspect of the medium fulfills my desire to learn, practice and master. The second is my passion to express myself through glass. These two areas must exist in equal proportions. Without the technical side, I am unable to express myself. Without the passion, there is no drive to continue the path towards mastery.
These amazing solid glass pendants with cremation ash have an embedded holographic foil hummingbird contained within. With the small (5/8") and large (7/8") pendant suspended...View full product details
Jonathan creates beautiful borosilicate glass pendants and earrings for every day and high fashion wear. His innovative technique was developed in conjunction with his training as a scientific glass blower while working at Roche Laboratories in Switzerland. Purchasing a piece by Jonathan Leon is an experience of discovery and fun. Each product is unique because it is handmade. The refined look instantly attracts the eye their harmonious colors and patterns.
My name is Oksana N Bell, I'm originally from Ukraine, I'm now creating from my studio in Portland Oregon, USA. I love to work with resin and natural inclusions!
Nature and extraordinary people inspire me, very much. They are both beautiful, strong and mysterious. The memorial art takes a very special place in my heart, every new Cremation Creation makes me feel that I do something very important for the people who are not in this World anymore but always look at us with love and blessing.
My name is Elena, living in Marietta, Georgia. I’m a Botanical artist since 2013 creating unique natural looking resin jewelry made with real dried flowers, leaves, foliage and other organic materials. Inspiration can come from anywhere. I often find mine in details and patterns in nature, the simplicity and vibrant colors of flowers. My love to give something beautiful that makes you happy every time you look at it and confident every time you wear it.
"My name is Daniel, I'm a glass artist who works with a torch. I was drawn to cremation work after my own father died. The ashes seemed so impersonal, I liked the idea of them being included in something beautiful. I was initially approached by a customer with the idea of incorporating ashes into glass, and it seemed like a perfect fit for me"