Facing the death of a loved one is one of the hardest feelings a person has to endure in life. Knowing that you will never get a chance to see them smile or to hear them talk can be really unbearable and painful. You would grief not only for the loss of humans but also for your animal friends. In such a situation, most of us like to keep physical reminders to renew our memories of them.
Davenport Memorial Glass is a company that provides you the chance to create your customized memorials to store the memory of your loved ones. By combining a small portion of loved one’s ashes with stunning glass works of art which are created in the shape of pet paws, now you can store the memory of your loved ones close to your heart.
Davenport writes on their website that “Our goal is to physically capture a moment, to create a keepsake that brings back a memory. 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.”
Pets play a huge role in most people’s lives. They become a part of the family and losing such a dearest friend means a lot to everyone. However, there are no special ways to say final goodbye when pets die. Some bury their loved pets and there are also cemeteries made exclusively for pets. In such instances, the owner can cremate their pets along with a gravestone or a statue.
However, if you are someone who feels that you need to do something special for your pet cat, then Davenport’s pet paws would be the ideal way for you. you only have to get a small spoonful of ashes and sends them to Davenport by post.
Apart from pet paws, Davenport also makes various glass arts of aesthetic value. Speaking about his creations Cameron Davenport said that, “ I started blowing glass back in 2003. After many years of struggling, I finally took a class from an artist by the name of Phil Siegel. That’s when everything changed. I started focusing more on the art, and less on the function. Working harder to make it clean and uniform rather than just sellable.
“About 10 years ago I lost a good friend. I was given a small spoonful of his ashes that I had just set on my bookshelf for a number of years. One day it came to me, and I decided to make him into a marble. There were quite a few friends that thought this was a neat idea and asked me to make them some memorial glass as well. It sort of just snowballed after that.”
Cameron has his own way of infusing ashes. “The ashes put a lot of stress into the glass while working with it, making it very difficult to work with,” he explained. I’ve had many glass artists contact me and ask how I do it. I’d be up for teaching a class one day.”
However, Cameron is deeply moved with the sad stories of his customers. “One of the hardest parts about my job is hearing stories about S.I.D.S. It absolutely eats me up inside. I get a ton of sad emails and often need to take breaks from reading,” he said.
But he is happy about the fact that he creates happy moments for his customers to dwell with the memories of their loved ones. “One of my favorite parts about my job is the smiles and tears I receive from my clients,” he told us.
“They love the work I do for them and the meaning behind it. As each day goes on, I become more and more grateful for the people in my life and the time I get to spend with them. Doing this type of work really highlights the love in my life. I look forward to many more years of spreading joy and comfort through the memorial glass.”
So, what do you think about these glass creations? Would you like to have one too?