Ashes To Art Memorials

The following is a full list of the designs by Deanna McGillivray and Nicole Tremblay that are available for order through your Funeral Services Provider.  For more information on colour choices please click here to view our Colour Guide.

IN MEMORY OF YOUR LOVED ONE YOU CAN HAVE THE ASHES FOREVER ENCASED IN GLASS. USING ONLY A SMALL AMOUNT OF ASH, FIREWEED GLASS ARTISTS WILL CREATE A BEAUTIFUL WORK OF ART FOR YOUR HOME OR CRYPT DISPLAY CASE. THESE EXQUISITE PIECES ALSO MAKE WONDERFUL GIFTS FOR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND CARE PROVIDERS.

Hot Sculpted Glass

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Flameworked Beads And Jewelry

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With a few exceptions, the whole rainbow of colours is available.  We can match a birthstone or a favorite colour.  Ashes in clear glass have a serene beauty in their simplicity.

Each piece is made one by one by hand.  As such, each piece is unique, and sizes are approximate and may vary within an order.

About The Artists

Deanna McGillivray

Born and raised in Calgary, Deanna enjoyed creating from a young age. Whether it was drawing, jewellery making, or ceramics, all were of interest so when the decision to attend the Alberta College of Art and Design was made, it was as an easy one.  With the first thought of exploring the photographic arts, Deanna quickly found a very unexpected love of blown glass. This medium held challenges not only with the technical skill required to make work, but with the environmental challenges as well.

Showcasing her work throughout galleries in Alberta, British Colombia and the United States, Deanna has participated in various group shows and always welcomes the next opportunity to share her glasswork. 

Nicole Tremblay

Nicole Tremblay has been creating blown glass artwork for over twenty years. In 1998, she graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Glass.

Nicole is known for her love of bright colours, fluid shapes, whimsical figurines and natural imagery. The vast Canadian Rockies landscape that she calls home is the inspiration for Nicole’s glass creations. Her artwork echoes the beauty and wonder that is all around her, capturing the essence of the sky, mountains, aurora borealis, mushrooms, wildflowers and other natural objects.

Nicole is an integral part of the Canmore arts community, and you can often find her collaborating with other artists as they promote the arts in her mountain community. Her work is exhibited across Canada, and can be found in collections throughout North America.