These have been a long time waiting to be made, my partner’s sister died 17 years ago and he died 10 years ago but my ongoing collaborative conversations with Annabel Pettigrew-MacPherson and a fantastic workshop titled On Repeat led by Holly Slingsby as part of the Throes of Grief Research Group gave me the opportunity and support to finally create them.
They are made from two pieces of A4 float glass, the top layer has a screen print of hands and between the layers are the cremains in a semi-circle held within the hands embrace and coloured transparent enamels dusted above. Once fired the enamels will turn transparent and the cremains will be held firm within the glass. We are surprisingly sparkly once we are dust. They will be gifted to surviving relatives.