Memorial Ordering Instructions

Memorial Ordering Instructions

What is a Memorial?

What started in 2009 as a way for our own family to find peace with grief has blossomed into a beautiful way to share that healing with the world. We respectfully encase people’s or pet’s crematory ashes into molten glass forms. This is a delicate process done only by our most experienced glassblowers in a private setting.

Ash preparation and delivery:

  • We would like one teaspoon of ash per Memorial. Place all of the ashes together in one plastic sealed bag, then put that bag into another bag (just to be safe!)
  • Write your name and order number on the bag.
  • Feel free to include a picture of the person or pet. We will have it displayed while making your Memorial to keep that soul in mind.
  • Mail the ashes to:
    Terrapin Glassblowing Studio
    79 Hadley Road
    Jaffrey, NH 03452
  • or if you live locally you can drop off the ashes at the studio. Use the following link to schedule your drop off of the ashes into our dropbox:

All unused ashes and pictures will be returned to you with the order. Please allow 2-5 weeks for pick-up or delivery.

Ready to place your order?

If you know what you’d like to order, you can place your order directly on our website:

Need some assistance?

Schedule a 30-minute timeslot to come into our space and view our samples to see shapes, sizes, and colors.  During this time we will collect the ashes, answer any questions you may have, and take your order. The cost is $25 for the half-hour. Feel free to bring a picture of the person or pet. We will have it displayed while making your Memorial to keep that soul in mind.

We ask that a maximum of 3 people attend this scheduled time.

Here is the link to schedule your 30-minute visit:

Handmade Memorials:

Please note that we hand-make each Memorial piece. Due to the inherent nature of working with hot glass, each piece will be unique; with slight variations in shape, size, color, and design. With that said, due to the custom nature of using your loved one’s ashes in our work we are unable to offer refunds or exchanges. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, please contact us immediately. We stand behind the craftsmanship of our work and do our best to make a consistent product.

Still have questions?

See our FAQ’s:

Give us a call at 603-593-5073 or send an email to

Contact us

Telephone (603) 593-5073

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Open Hours

Open by appointment only.

Please use our calendar to schedule an appointment: