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Be they morticians, pathologists, funeral house workers or gravediggers – people who deal with the dead have always been assumed to be interesting, because, well, they deal with the dead. Movies and books always seem to present workers in those professions as outright creepy. They play around with the bodies of the deceased. looking at something like this everyday can make anyone look creepy. This is the very reason why I don’t usually mention that I am a Cremation Artist. People don’t want to think about death.The idea of using human remains to create art can be super creepy to...

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“With my last breath, I’ll exhale my love for you” Cremation ashes are not easy to work with. I spent over 6 years learning how to control the ashes in glass. Carbons release air and air creates bubbles. But what are these bubbles? Well it is the last bit of air absorbed into the body. I call it capturing the”last breath”. Although cremated remains are commonly called “ashes”, in truth they are comprised of bone fragments. The cremation process destroys all traces of organic matter. The extreme heat of cremation (around 1400 to 1800 degrees) means that no traces of...

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Connecting with spirits through music : The Universal Language Do you think it’s possible to connect to spirits? Could music act as a voice for the dead? Maybe in playing music from their time period or something they loved to listen to when they were alive you can open some kind of a door way. Or If we “are energy” could it be the electrical currents that the music is traveling through that gives them the perfect way to connect to us? Many Native American traditions use music to create energy/power/magic as part of connecting with spirits. Even certain churches...

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Is a pile of collected Urns and Boxes what you intend on leaving as the legacy of your family when you pass away? The grieving process seems never ending. People mourn in different ways. It takes time to be able to finally let go of the pain while also not forgetting and becoming able to celebrate the past. While many people are able to find a sense of closure after going through the funeral or memorial services or just a gathering of people reminiscing in tribute, some are not able to let go. The process of planning and contacting people,...

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From dust we arise and to dust we must eventually return What Exactly Are Ashes, And why can it be used in Kiln formed glass? Although cremated remains are commonly called “ashes”, in truth they are comprised of bone fragments. The cremation process destroys all traces of organic matter. The extreme heat of cremation (around 1400 to 1800 degrees) means that no traces of anything remains (regardless of the material) with your loved one’s ashes. There may however be some minor traces of materials that were with the body during cremation such as fillings, implants, but these will most likely...

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