I love when a client says, “I’m so glad I found you” because I feel the same way. I’ve become emotionally involved with each loss. Every person and process has been special. Being trusted with such an important project is an honor. I do everything I can to express what’s in your heart.
The personalized urn I make is an artistic representation of a life with the focus being on what you had, rather than on the loss. My concept is to transform a cremation urn into a “creation urn.” I’m gratified to be told that our collaboration and the piece that results have been helpful in coping with the grief.
My custom-ordered urns are done in the French mosaic style known as pique assiette, using shards of carefully nipped plates. They are as unique as the person (or pet). Attractive and upbeat, they are meant to be displayed and appreciated. Because looking at pictures comforted me when I lost a loved one, I experimented until I found a way to include them.
Your part is to specify colors and submit photos for me to use. We can also include other things, such as a signature, text, snippet of a card, etc. All are protected by clear glass. I also use various colors of grout to add interest.
Please look at the gallery to get ideas and then contact me.
“Your urns are to die for!” I’ve been told, which always makes me smile. I enjoy being able to do something uplifting for someone who’s experienced a loss.
Photos and other memorabilia embedded in pique assiette embrace warm memories in a lasting, visual eulogy. I provide a custom ordered urn that is attractive, a welcome addition to the home that is unlike anything else I have seen.
I personalize an urn to your specifications. You participate by choosing the colors and selecting what you would like included in the mosaic tribute. Both the process and the piece are personal and special, a contrast to an ordinary, mass-produced urn.
A personalized urn is what I would have wanted when our family dog died. That inspired me to come up with this technique. Pique assiette mosaic is the ideal medium as the pieces come together to tell a story, much like life itself.
If you want a piece that will have great and enduring emotional
resonance, Sybil Sage is the artist for you. Her urn conveyed everything that was important to my late
husband: work, friendship and love. Looking at it,
I experience the delight of encountering a sheaf of love letters found in an attic,
tied with a bow. It’s stupendously beautiful.
Ann Bramson, New York book editor