Our memorials are designed specially to reflect the people they represent. If you would like more information about what we do, or would like to discuss a commission, then please get in touch.
We were really pleased with this candle holder memorial, here’s their thoughts about the piece:
I received your parcel this morning and – with some trepidation – took it into my study to open. What can I say other than, simply, ‘thank you’ for creating such a beautiful piece? It is absolutely ‘right’: I know without a shadow of a doubt that David would love it. The craftsmanship and skill that has gone into it is just wonderful. Please would you pass my gratitude on to the people involved: the glass blower and engraver? Their work is outstanding.
Losing David has been the worst thing in my life. There is no cure. All I can do is remember our life together with gratitude and love and this piece will ensure that thankfulness and affection is tangibly reflected at the heart of my home forever.
When I found out my wonderful dad had weeks to live, I started to think about what I could do with his ashes when the time came.
I was dismayed by what the local crematorium offered and decided I wanted something more personal than a plastic plaque next to a rose bush or on a paving stone.
I turned to Google to see if there were any other options. I came across Scattering Ashes who pointed me towards Elysium Memorials, as they design and make bespoke memorials.
I emailed Kate and asked her if she could make me a garden sculpture so that I could also store the ashes in the base. I gave Kate details about my dad being a musician and that I would like to base the design around a treble clef.
I loved the way her designs incorporated coloured glass and asked if I could have blue glass to represent my dad’s favourite football team (Sheffield Wednesday), he also had blue eyes so this seemed apt. Kate sent me a design which I loved, and she went ahead and made it for me.
After picking it up this week, I placed it in my garden and it’s perfect.
I am so glad I found Elysium Memorials as I feel dad, who was the ultimate family man, is resting in a place he loves as much as I do.
Sue’s son found us, and helped her think about the sort of memorial she might like. She wanted to keep Nigel’s ashes within the sculpture, they are safe in an urn in the base. Here is Sue’s response to the finished piece:
“After my husband passed away following a short illness in October 2016, my family and I began to think about what we should do with his ashes. We considered several possible things as we were not happy with just scattering them. We did some research and decided to look into a sculpture to put in the garden which could contain the ashes. Nigel always loved the garden and we felt this would be fitting.
I spoke and length with Kate about what would best represent Nigel’s life and his place in our family and she made several visits to our home to make sure we were happy with her design. One of the things he always loved was archaeology and he decided during his retirement to study this in more detail. Unfortunately he became ill shortly after retirement and he didn’t get to pursue this for as long as he hoped. Kate came up with a design which represented a gardening theme, incorporated the shape of ancient tools and also brought into the design our family members. I was absolutely thrilled with the end result.
The sculpture now has pride of place in our garden. It is a great comfort to have it there so that we can still feel close to him and it is wonderful that it represents our dear husband, father, son and grandfather in such a special way.”
We made this piece to hold a smaller amount of her Mum’s ashes, here’s her story in Debbie’s words:
Eve was in love with the sea. Moving to Portsmouth from Glasgow as a girl, she began her affair with the blue horizon- and its unlimited possibilities for travel and adventure.
She also loved the reflective qualities of glass. In particular Bristol Blue.
Elysium perfectly captured her passions in this memorial piece. A sculpted stone wave, transporting a blue glass bubble to places of imagination and light.
It contains some of Eve’s ashes, some made their way to Australia where she lived and loved for many years, and the rest were scattered off the Dorset coast- at sea again…..