helping you keep loved ones close
Casting ashes into sculpture is a beautiful way of honouring someone's essence and celebrating their enduraning presence in our lives. At Casting Ashes® we use our own designs and original moulds, adding a small amount of cremation ash to the mould as the piece is being cast so the ashes are incorporated fully in the sculpture. This differs to the conventional urn design which has a hollow cavity to contain ashes. We are a husband and wife team who embarked on this joint venture in 2017 combining our passions for sculpture and bereavement care. At the point of start up we are the first and only people casting cremation ash into concrete and we feel very humbled to be doing something so special. Providing a unique product and service is important to us and every stage of the process is done by ourselves. The fact that we do not contract out to other makers enables us to keep our prices reasonable. Each piece is limited edition, and bears our trademark of authenticity on the base.
Because we want to be sustainable in our process we use Cornish granite dust sourced from a quarry just a few miles from our workshop in North Cornwall. We like to think this use of a natural element signifies our elemental connection to the earth. It also provides a durable medium so that your sculpture will indeed be a lasting tribute to your loved one - something you can cherish for years to come and take with you if you move house. We only cast a small amount of ashes so you can still choose to bury or scatter the remainder should you wish to do so.
We want to develop our portfolio of designs in response to customer's requirements. If there is something in particular you would like that you do not see in our gallery, please talk to us about it. We enjoy the evolving creative process of working this way and welcome your input.
We also accept commissions for bespoke sculpture and stained glass.
the Touchstone collection
All our designs can be ordered without ashes if you have no ashes to send
but would still like a remembrance sculpture for your home or garden.
handcrafted in Cornwall