How Much Does a Memorial Glass Sculpture Cost, and What Can Affect Price?

How Much Does a Memorial Glass Sculpture Cost, and What Can Affect Price?

Kenny Scott | Mar 28, 2017 | Ash to Glass, Glass Sculptures, Art from Ashes

Are you wondering exactly how much a memorial glass sculpture costs?

While some people prefer to scatter the ashes of a loved one in a special place, or keep them safe in a decorative urn, others draw comfort from the idea of having those ashes encapsulated forever in memorial glass.

If your loved one was an art lover, there’s even the possibility of transforming their ashes into beautiful glass art sculptures that brighten up any room. In fact, they’re often perfect for displaying on a window, so you can admire the way they sparkle in the light.

But how much does something like that actually cost?

Well, having worked in glass design for over 20 years, this is a subject close to my own heart.

Below, I’m going to tell you how much you should expect to pay for a memorial glass sculpture, and what can affect the final price you pay.

Memorial glass sculpture costs explained

This is a bit of a trickier one, as I’m not really aware of many companies who offer the same type or scale of glass sculpture as I do. The ones that do seem to be a bit more expensive, but they really do come in all shapes and sizes. The creation process will vary greatly, too.

I’d say the average amount you can expect to spend on a memorial glass art sculpture is £175 – £500. However, this will depend on the company/artist, and the type of sculpture you’re looking for.

Although the cost may be an important part of your decision, there really is a lot of unique art glass out there – from larger sculptures to smaller paperweight styles. That’s why I’d recommend having a good look around to find something you absolutely love.

And if you can get it from an experienced company that makes you feel confident and reassured that your loved ones’ ashes are in good hands, you’re definitely onto a winner.

What other factors can affect price?

There are a few factors that may result in you paying a bit more or a bit less for your memorial art sculpture. Cost usually depends on:

  • The artist or company you choose to buy from
  • The quality of the glass and the creation process used
  • The overall size of the sculpture you need

You may also choose to have your memorial glass sculpture engraved with your own message. For example, if it comes with a wooden base, you could get a silver plate added with an engraving of your choice.

Some companies or artists will happily add an engraving to your sculpture for a small extra charge (ours is £15). Alternatively, you could take it to an engraver.

And finally, you may also want to consider packaging and shipping. Because glass art sculptures can be quite heavy, shipping may cost you more for larger pieces. You’ll also want to know it will be sent tracked via courier or Royal Mail Signed For post.

The above factors will no doubt affect the final price you pay, so bear that in mind – especially if you are paying for long distance postage.

Things to consider before buying your memorial glass sculpture

Although it only takes a small amount of ashes to make a beautiful memorial glass art sculpture, you’ll still be concerned about sending them away in the post. That’s why I always recommend calling up and speaking to a company first.

Here are 8 questions to ask a cremation glass company BEFORE you buy, so you’re not left disappointed. And remember, just because a company charges more than another, does NOT necessarily mean you’re going to get a better quality product at the end of the day.

If you can, try to find a company or artist that will speak to you on the phone, and reassure you that your loved ones’ ashes will be in good hands.


I’m sorry for the reason that has brought you to this blog post, but I hope I’ve managed to help shed some light on how much a memorial glass art sculpture costs. Remember, it will vary from company to company – or artist to artist.

If there’s anything you’d like to ask me about, feel free to leave a comment below. I promise reply as soon as I can!