Grateful Glass creates innovatively designed, elegant handblown glass cremation jewelry and memorial keepsakes. The Philadelphia-based company, under the direction of Murano trained artist Matthew Olian, crafts one-of-a-kind remembrances including pendants, rings, bracelets, and paperweights.
With the utmost care and respect, the skilled artisans at Grateful Glass take a small amount of cremated remains and encase them within layers of optically pure glass. As the ashes mix with the heated glass, they become permanently fused and suspended from within. Each keepsake is designed so that the cremated remains themselves are the artistic focal point of the keepsake. The encased ashes create striking white flecks and organic bubble patterns reminiscent of the cosmos.
Grateful Glass distinguishes itself from other memorial options through its meticulous attention to detail in the craftsmanship of its keepsakes, the dignity and sensitivity in which it handles every order, and the elegant design and presentation of its products. Our keepsakes serve the needs of modern families who are increasingly opting for cremation over traditional burial. Our entire line is sensibly sized and highly portable to suit today’s society where families are dispersed throughout the country.
Because each keepsake requires only a small amount of ashes, it may accompany a cremation memorial service, urn, or scattering. Every family member can have their own physical remembrance, preserving forever the memory of a loved one.