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A keepsake that’s one of a kind

A keepsake thats one of a kind


A keepsake that’s one of a kind

Dennis Carroll – Some of Justin Crowe’s artwork is displayed at Berardinelli Funeral Home in Santa Fe. The works can be made with cremated ashes.

A keepsake thats one of a kind

A keepsake that’s one of a kind

Justin Crowe, owner of Chronicle Cremation Designs, throws a candle luminary in his Santa Fe studio last week. Crowe crafts a range of ceramic works, from large urns to vases, top, to coffee cups, using cremated remains in the glaze. Photos by Clyde Mueller/The New Mexican

A keepsake thats one of a kind

A keepsake that’s one of a kind

A large and small bottle a large celadon urn and a candle luminary are some the products Crow creates using ashes from cremation used to make the glaze on the items. Clyde Mueller/The New Mexican



Posted: Monday, May 8, 2017 11:00 pm
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Updated: 12:18 am, Tue May 9, 2017.

A keepsake that’s one of a kind

By Dennis J. Carroll
For The New Mexican

The Santa Fe New Mexican

The death of his grandfather several years ago got ceramics artist Justin Crowe thinking: There must be a better way to memorialize a loved one other than to load their remains into a very expensive box and then bury it in the ground, or keep cremated remains in a jar in the closet. He thought there might be a way to use his art to create a tangible, even everyday-usable memorial.

Thus was born Crowe’s Chronicle Cremation Designs. At 28, Crowe said he is the first to commercialize the creation of ceramic artwork made in part from cremated remains.

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