You Can Now Turn Your Loved One’s Ashes Into A Mug
You can now turn your loved one’s ashes into a mug, or in a large variety of artistic ceramic objects of your choice. As weird and unorthodox as it may sound, businesses like these are on a constant grow, with more and more people choosing to cremate their loved one’s and reusing the ashes in a very creative way.
In today’s society, people come into contact with death very rarely. Justin Crowe wants to change this concept by bringing you in contact with the idea of ‘death’, by having you in interact with the ashes of your past loved ones through different ceramic objects.
The reason why Justin Crowe wants to be more in contact with death has something to do with the passing of his grandfather, who died alone in his home. Justin decided that we shouldn’t always choose a memorial piece to hold our loved ones after they’re gone. Instead, we can celebrate them by turning their ashes into something we come in contact with everyday, like a mug for example.
“I wanted to create an art piece that allowed other people to have that same experience, confronting mortality in everyday life. His passing in that environment helped normalise his death and ideas of my own mortality,” Justin says of his grandfather’s death.
The company’s slogan is very easy and straight to the point: “We transform your loved one’s ashes into remarkable ceramic design objects for your home.”
More and more people started to approach Justin Crowe when they heard about what he was doing and this is how his company, Chronicle Cremation Designs, was born.
“Adding ashes to ceramics allows us to produce functional design objects for daily life that also embody a powerful story,” Justin Crowe says. “I think using glaze and ceramics to make memorial objects is a perfect blend of symbolism, functionality, respect, and anonymity. These are objects that can last unchanged for centuries.”