We collaborate to tell the story of a life on an urn with photos putting the focus on the good times. I embed pictures and other meaningful items (protected by clear glass) into pique assiette, the French style of mosaic. Memories are preserved in a lasting artistic visual eulogy.
Among items used to personalize a piece have been a client’s own dinnerware, snippets from a love letter, business logo, parents’ handwritten sentiments, and pictures of art that had been created by the deceased. I design memorial vases for those not needing an urn.
Interior and threaded lid are metal. These require no perpetual care.
Prices vary according to size, starting at $395 for a 6” urn (includes shipping to U.S.). Other sizes are available.
“I love you” (in his own handwriting), the family’s plates and photos pay tribute to a beloved journalist, whose career was also documented on the urn.
Our own plates and family photos will remind our son of happy times when he takes possession of the urn.
Notes expressing sentiments of both parents, Lucy’s tiny footprints and purple glass butterflies (symbolizing condition the baby had) tell the story of a life that ended before it began.
Photos of Mom & Dad along with typewritten love notes and photos of art created by Mom gave a daughter a special way of displaying her memories.
My parent’s remains had been in a plain box that I kept hidden
until Sybil did an artistic urn that reflected their lives. Hearing that they’d loved to travel and enjoyed wine,
she found plates with suitable images and had me photograph some of
my mother’s artwork to put on the urn. Maybe the best was she used a bit of a love letter
my father had written to my mother.
For that I will be forever grateful.
Pat Lee, television producer