Glass Urns for Ashes
OneWorld Memorials offers a broad variety of glass urns for ashes, and each one is handcrafted with great care and precision. Glass urns are durable, enduring, and ideal for putting on display at home or in an office. Stained glass cremation urns are some of the most creatively designed urns you will find in our selection.
History of Stained Glass
Stained glass is an ethereal art technique that was often used to design windows for many historical churches and monasteries throughout Europe. Evidence shows that glass in its simplest form, obsidian, dates back to at least 3,500 B.C. Archaeologists have also found glass vessels throughout Egypt and Mesopotamia. Today, glass is still used in many applications, including cell phones, high-tech windows, and wine decanters. Modern advances have resulted in stained glass that is so strong, it can even rival steel.
How Stained Glass is Made
Plain glass was colored by adding metallic salts to create small pieces that would be arranged to form a pattern or picture. These glass fragments were traditionally held together by strips of lead. Another method of making stained glass required glass to be painted and fused in a kiln. Glass factories were popular during the late medieval period, with a ready supply of silica and metallic oxide powders. Today, the two most popular types of manufactured glass include hand-blown and rolled glass. Louis Comfort Tiffany helped put stained glass back on the map with his well-known leaded-glass windows, mosaics, lighting, glass, pottery, metalwork, enamels, jewelry, and interiors.
Choosing a Glass Urn by Color or Theme
Many of the glass urns for ashes in our selection reflect a sense of calm and serenity. Because stained glass is now so readily available and easily shaped, you will be amazed to discover what a wide variety of designs we offer. Glass permeates the ash holder with color, creating red roses, blue irises, pink tulips, white lilies, orange poppies, and much more. We also offer a wide variety of Mission style urns, which are usually characterized by clean, simple lines and a few bright colors. Some of our glass urns allow for engraving. On many of our urns in this collection, a stained-glass panel is supported by a tough resin encasing with ample room to engrave lines of a poem, scripture, or a special message.
On a personal note, we are committed to our customers and doing everything we can to be of service during this difficult time. In an effort to make the process of shopping for an urn easy and straightforward, we offer a best price guarantee and free ground shipping on all orders over $50 in the contiguous United States. If you have any questions or concerns about our glass urns for ashes, please call us toll-free to speak with a member of our customer service team.