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Memorial Glass



For over thirty five years Gray Art Glass has been creating beautiful one of a kind glass art from our studio in Merrickville, Ontario. We’re a family business with a focus on building and maintaining strong client relationships through quality craftsmanship and exceptional customer service. It’s this focus on relationships that inspires our memorial work.

People often struggle to find a way to honour their loved one and keep their memory close. Memorial glass art provides a way to commemorate your dearly departed.

In 2012, Michael Gray, current owner and glassblower at Gray Art Glass, experienced this difficulty firsthand after the passing of his father, Kevin, the founder of the studio.

Michael was on the other side of the country when Kevin passed after a courageous battle with cancer. When Michael returned home, he made an urn to hold his father’s ashes.

This was his first time making a piece like that and he found the experience extremely cathartic. Through this process he realized that he could create memorial glass art that would help others with their mourning process as well.


Each piece is created with absolute respect for your loved one and is as unique as they were. Our keepsakes can also be infused with the ashes of your furry family members, paying tribute to their kind, loving and loyal companionship.

To create each memorial piece, Michael carefully adds cremation ash to hot glass and then permanently seals it into the piece by gathering clear glass over it. Once the piece cools, the ash adds a subtle sparkling streak that serves as a lasting reminder of your loved one. Each memorial we craft is as singular as the life it celebrates, and we hope our work brings comfort for years to come.


We know that losing a loved one is a difficult time for anyone. That’s why our goal is to provide our customers with the utmost care and customer service.

From the minute you contact us until you’ve received your beautiful glass piece, our team will make your needs our top priority. We will work with you every step during the process, from showing samples, choosing colours, and answering any questions you may have.

For those unable to make it into our shop, we offer the option of placing an order remotely. At every step of the process, we ensure that you, your loved one, and the memorial are treated with the utmost care, respect, and consideration. 

Celebrate the life of a loved one with a special piece that you and your family will treasure for years to come.

We've designed our memorial collection to be timeless, durable and beautiful. Each piece is hand crafted with care by Michael Gray in our Merrickville Hot Shop. You can view our memorial collection here. If you aren't seeing what you had in mind let us know as we are always open to creating custom pieces.

We encourage anyone interested in having a memorial piece created to make an apointment to visit our gallery in Merrickville, Ontario where we have a collection of memorial samples for you to view. If you would like to set up a time to come in please book a consultation here, or feel free to contact us by email or phone at 613-285-6071. If you aren't able to make it in to see us please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have. Our team is here to walk you through the process, explain how to package and ship the ash to us and work with you every step of the way. Once your memorial order is complete it will be package with care, along with any unused ash, and shipped back to you.