21 September 2018

A Copper Winged Heart in Honor - Menkes Awareness






This winged heart urn was handmade at half-depth to hold a smaller portion of ashes. It was created to honor a little boy who passed from this world too soon.  Little Braxton and his family fought a hard fight during his two short years on Earth.

He was afflicted with the condition known as Menkes Disease. It is caused by mutations in the copper transport gene, which is responsible for making a protein that is important for regulating the copper levels in the body. Primarily affecting baby boys, Menkes syndrome is terminal within the first few years of life, and currently there is no cure.

We pray that Braxton's family finds comfort and peace as they honor his spirit and mourn the loss of their little one.

28 July 2018

Artists Thoughts: It was then that we followed our hearts



It was a Friday morning when we received an order for a guitar urn with an engraving.  This particular order came through a third-party online distributor who lists our products on their website.

It was the next morning when the distributor emails us about a misunderstanding with the production time/our schedule... the family who ordered it was under the impression it would arrive within a couple days. Our current work flow is 2-3 weeks for the production and personalization of an order. We informed the distributor that we could process the order on rush for a fee, but she opted not to do the expedited production.

It was at this point we became curious about the situation. We looked up the deceased's name online to see if we could discover more information.  We were able to find public posts on social media referencing the tragic accident which took the man's life.  There was an immense outpouring of shock, sympathy and love for this man who had a great impact in his community. Within the posts, we learned that the family was planning a memorial service for that Wednesday evening.

It was then that we made the decision to do whatever it takes to get this order to the family in time. We were inspired to help the family's situation. Regardless of whether the distributor would pay the rush fee, we would expedite the order as fast as we could.

It was over the course of the next 48 hours, that we "pulled out all the stops" and processed the guitar faster than we had ever done before. We worked through the first night and had accelerated our processes enough to get it into the kiln 24 hours after we cast it.

It was Sunday afternoon when we notified the distributor that we looked up the family's situation, the accident, and that were working on getting it out for the Wednesday service.  Seemingly unconcerned, the distributor told us it was fine to get it out later, that the family was ok with getting it after the service, and to send it ground delivery.

It was then that we remained committed to our goal and doing the right thing for the family. It was in the kiln already, so we continued forward. The kiln takes approximately 12 hours to fire and cool down.  As soon as we were able to pull it out of the kiln, we began painting the guitar...and again, worked throughout the second night. 

It was Monday morning that we received a message through our Etsy store.  A customer was inquiring about a guitar urn.  They weren't concerned about having an engraving, but really just wanted to have guitar urn by Wednesday, and to please call.  Rob returned the call right away. After hearing the man's plea, Rob asked if it was the same family that had ordered through the distributor...and, in fact, it was the same family.  The family was discouraged with the distributor's stated timeline, and were seeking out another piece that was ready to ship.

It was at this moment that Rob was able to reassure the man that we had been working on their loved ones personalized guitar with engraving.  Rob told him how we found their story online, read about the accident, and made the decision to rush them their order. He was able to tell the family "we're overnighting it today and it will be there tomorrow." They were blown-away and very grateful by our initiative and efforts.

It was that Monday afternoon that we were able to bring this family comfort during a very distressing time.  It was that Monday afternoon when we knew we made the right decision to follow our hearts.

It was that Tuesday when it arrived safely to the family.



guitar urn for human ashes


30 June 2018

The Power of Personalization: Joe's Boots


Cowboy Boots Urn


Recently, we were asked by friends of the family to sculpt an urn for their loved one Joe.
Joe loved to ride his motorcycle, and was affectionately known as "Cowboy" to his bike club friends and loved ones.  It was decided that the most fitting tribute to remember him would be his cowboy boots.

His wife, Robin, sent us pictures of his most recent pair of boots, of which he wore with a spur on his right boot.  We used these pictures as our references to sculpt Joe's Boots.

Joe's Ariat Cowboy Boots

Additional personal touches included engravings of his name, dates, a handwritten note to Robin.

Artists working on custom cremation urn

We were able to hand deliver Joe's boots to his family. We were so touched by their warm response and kind words for Joe's memorial. We greatly appreciate Robin and her sister, Laura, for working with us to honor him through our artwork.


joe cowboy boot cremation urn sculpture

20 June 2018

Artists' Thoughts: Butterfly for Baby Vienna


We're sometimes overcome by significance of this memorial art and what it means for others. We take it so seriously, that it has it's moments of overwhelm with our desire to always do our best and meet any expectations the customer has...

 ...then we stop and take a deep breath.

We reflect on our purpose and give thanks for opportunities... to be a positive force, bringing comfort to others through our work... it's powerful, it's humbling, it's heartbreaking, it's beautifully human... it's love.


From our first communication with the Theriaque Family, we were so touched by their open hearts and kind words....







We worked with them to create a unique butterfly urn to remember their little girl.  They chose design elements that they wanted represented.....the size, positioning, colors and engraving inscription.

The result, a sweet, precious cremation urn for Baby Vienna....


Upon receiving her urn...


















...And our hearts are full.

In gratitude ~ MorzArt

01 June 2018

Bass Fish Urn...Side-by-Side with his Taxidermy Art Form


fishing cremation urn

bass fish fisherman cremation urn

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23 April 2018

The Power of Personalization: Twin Pedal Steels


pedal steel guitar cremation urns

For sisters, a pair of matching pedal steel guitar urns for a Florida dad and musician.  They are engraved, "LGH Our Humble Hero" with dates on the sides.

His daughters chose to incorporate several sentimental elements...hunter green, for the green steel guitar their dad built himself...checkerboard pattern, for his love of chess...and the Emmons logo because he was friends with Buddy Emmons.

They shared with us a sweet story about the value he held in serving others through acts of kindness, and his encouragement for others to do the same.

His daughter shared:

"Our father left a beautiful legacy, which I would love to share with you, to give you an idea of what our Daddy was like. He was very political, and very much a smart aleck, but a big, soft, lovable teddy bear, too. A couple of local news stations did stories about his legacy. Please take a moment to view...and pass this information along to others, to continue spreading the love."

13 April 2018

02 April 2018

An appreciation for uniqueness...Mom's Handwriting





"I finally found the perfect placement for my mom’s ashes. It’s unique and beautiful just like her. If you know me well then you know I love creativity, personalization and have an appreciation for uniqueness... if you knew my mom then you know where I got it! 🖤 @awesome.urns was so amazing to work with and made this process not only a little easier but also very special and individual. #momshandwriting #beautiful #unique #perfectlyimperfect"  - April W.