Artful Ashes is a Seattle-based company that is offering consumers with an original, as well as artistic way of processing through the grief of losing a loved one. What better way to remember your loved one than to make them into a breathtaking work of art?
Greg and Christina, the owners of Artful Ashes, and are a husband and wife team who begin making their unique creations when Greg’s grandfather passed away. “We just realized that everyone is looking for a way to hold onto the memories of their lost loved ones,” Greg told Komo News. “The clients that buy these- it brings up the happy thoughts and the happy times.”
The process in which this is done is actually pretty magnificent itself. The glass-workers of Artful Ashes add a tablespoon of the lost loved one to hot glass, and then swirls them into the glass with your choice of colors and textures.
To ensure that your loved one is handled in the most cautious way, they adhere to a very strict policy of labeling and tracking. This keeps your relatives remains respectfully handled throughout the entire process. You can even view these careful procedures online.
Product delivery takes about a month, however, due to a massive demand for their unique product, it could possibly take a bit longer. Their current production is around 100 hearts and orbs each day. Studio time takes place about twice a month, and they require at least one week’s advance notice in any order. Typical sizing for the creation is around 3 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches, with a weight of around 14 oz. Unfortunately, pricing is not available online, but you can contact them for a price list. According to sources, they are typically around $185 per piece, which is actually a lot cheaper than many alternatives.