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Ashes to pottery: how a designer makes dinnerware from the dead

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Justin Crowe, based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, mixes cremated human ashes into a glaze which he uses to coat bowls, vases, candle holders, coffee cups, urns and other ceramic items. Once they’ve been fired in a kiln, the glaze becomes food- and drink-safe, which means you could perhaps drink a coffee with an aura of grandma, or use something of old uncle Bernard to serve roast potatoes.

I have conflicted emotions about this.

On the one hand it could be a nice reminder but on the other hand... Kinda creepy. 

"Don't put Uncle Charlie in the dishwasher".

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