Art From Ashes is pleased to offer new designs to memorialize loved ones and are now available to order directly from our site. To view all of our memorial pieces in one location, visit our Gallery of Remembrances.
We pride ourselves on the exceptional
quality of our customer service. Our compassion and support
are reflected in our clients'
testimonials as well as in our financial commitment to
health-related charities and animal rescue organizations.
Robert Burch has been working in blown
glass for over 35 years, creating exquisite works of art in
his 200 year-old barn/studio in Putney, VT. His glasswork
includes vases, perfume bottles, paperweights, as well as
glass sculpture and one-of-a-kind commissioned pieces. In
Robert's words, "Most of my inspiration comes from my
natural surroundings, and is further enhanced by the beauty
of the glass in its molten state." Robert's works have been
shown in numerous juried shows and galleries across the
country since 1977. In 1998 he was commissioned to create a
glass ornament for the White House Christmas tree. In 2001,
Robert was commissioned to create the Vermont Governor's
Award for Excellence in the Arts, and has created this glass
sculpture award every year since. Macy's, Bloomingdales,
and Neiman-Marcus are some of his commercial clients.
In addition to individual
glass pieces, Art From Ashes
is thrilled to offer the Glass-Topped Walking Stick, a
unique pet remembrance that integrates the beauty of Robert
Burch's glasswork with the artistry of Kevin Kilgore's
hand-carved walking sticks. Kevin has been handcrafting
wooden walking sticks for many years. An avid outdoorsman,
he uses only non-endangered trees native to New England to
create functional and beautiful works of art, usually in
lightweight maple. Kevin's shoulder-high walking sticks are
terrific for hiking, birding, backpacking or walking on
uneven surfaces, as their length provides greater strength
and stability. The natural leather handgrip provides
additional comfort and keeps your glass memorial within
A lifelong love of glass brought Nancy Tobey to beadmaking in 1996 and today she is a full-time glass bead artist and teacher. She is known for her work in borosilicate glass that is colorful and sculptural. Nancy creates depth and luminosity in her beads through complex layering of powders and frits, as well as the application of oxidations and reduction techniques. She is an active member of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers and has served on its Board of Directors. Her work has appeared in numerous publications and galleries throughout the country.
first blew glass at Massachusetts College of Art in 1995; he
was hooked from the first bubble. Nate received his BA in
Glass from Prescott College in 1999 and has studied glass at
the Massachusetts College of Art, the Corning Museum of
Glass, and the Penland School of Arts and Crafts. Nate's
colorful glass shields, vases and bowls show a true mastery
of the difficult medium of hot glass. He often combines
forged iron into his work. In the fall of 2003 several of
his glass pumpkins were used on the set of the Today Show.
In 2004, the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen named Nate
their Craftsman of the Year. His work can be seen in
galleries throughout New England and Arizona as well as in
various juried art shows.