The growing rise in cremation gives regular folks the flexibility to give the cremains of beloved people and pets a dignified final resting place in their backyard.
At the 2015 International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA) convention, Tile Artisans Digital Imaging introduced a granite memorial marker topped with memorial portraits in ceramic and enameled steel. The cremated remains are placed in the well of the granite block, then a tile is glued onto the surface of the urn, providing a permanent seal.
“These self-containing urns in granite have porcelain tile covers that can include inscriptions, pictures, and even little stories,” said Ty Hansen, partner in Tile Artisans. “The family of the deceased can bring their remains home and place them in their own garden.”
The images have a lifetime guarantee to never fade. Tile Artisans uses the latest state-of-the-art processing technology to digitally transfer photographic images to a porcelain tile or enameled steel plate. They only sell wholesale to cemeteries, monument makers and funeral homes.
In addition to their memorial tiles, Tile Artisans Digital Imaging specializes in creating tile murals for commercial and residential uses, as well as art in public places. They work with architects, interior and exterior designers, artists, general contractors, and tile installers.
The general public can find out more information about local retailers of these memorial granite urns through their website, www.TileArtisans.com.