The home of Memorial Glass
Ashes eternalised in glass mementoes
Healesville Glass Blowing Studio was established in 2009 by artists Tim Bassett & Tali Dalton. Untill 2020 the studio was open for public viewing and located within our art gallery.
We began making Memorial Glass shortly after opening the studio. Over the years interest in and demand for our special cremation keepsakes grew as did our passion for making them.
Due to the very personal nature of these mementoes we began to feel that they really needed to be made in a private, dedicated facility. In 2020 we made the decision to close our studio and gallery to visitors to focus exclusively on Memorial Glass.
We are open by appointment for anyone wishing to see samples.
For more information and to view the full range please visit https://memorialglass.com.au/
How we put the ashes into glass
We start with a furnace full of molten glass. A small amount of glass is taken out of the furnace by inserting a long steel blowpipe into the molten glass and turning it to gather the glass like honey twirled around a spoon.
The glass in the furnace is clear. Colour, in the form of chips of pre-coloured glass, is added to the gather we have taken out of the furnace.
Cremation ashes are then carefully added by laying them out on a steel table and rolling the glass over them. The ashes adhere to the surface of the glass.
A second layer of clear glass is gathered over the top of the ashes thereby encasing them inside the glass.
The glass is shaped whilst still in its molten state with various hand-held tools. Once the correct shape has been formed the glass is then cooled down slowly overnight becoming a solid glass memorial.