Losing a loved one, either human or animal, is one of the hardest experiences you’ll face in life. To help keep the memories alive many of us like to have a physical reminder to keep close at hand, something beautiful and meaningful that contains the essence of a friend departed.
Davenport Memorial Glass specializes in just these kind of physical reminders, creating memorial pieces that infuse a small quantity of a loved one’s ashes with stunning glass works of art. The pet paws are particularly popular and are small enough for you could carry a little piece of your beloved cat or dog with you wherever you go.
“Our goal is to physically capture a moment, to create a keepsake that brings back a memory,” Davenport writes on their website. “Nothing will compare to the time spent with your loved one, but we hope to aid in treasuring them and remembering the precious time you had together.”
While pets make up a huge part of many of our lives, there is no formal custom when it comes to memorializing them. If pet lovers decide to do anything at all, most will choose to bury their furry friends. Pet cemeteries exist, and people can choose to bury or cremate their pets there along with gravestones and statues, just like we do for humans.
However, if you don’t have a pet cemetery nearby and feel that perhaps a formal burial is too much, Davenport’s memorial pieces offer a tasteful alternative. You just need to somehow get a small spoonful of ashes and send them to Davenport by post. You could also get a paw-imprint pendant, like the one pictured below.
“Ash heart and pendant. Made with the ashes of a beautiful young girl born to rock”
Davenport also makes glass art without the addition of ashes, but simply for its aesthetic value. This ancient art has been around for centuries and Davenport uses classic techniques combined with modern methods to create their masterpieces. Scroll down below to check out some more of their work below, and let us know what you think in the comments!