Family heirlooms. That is what I hope every piece from Green Leaf Wood Studio becomes. I want my work to become “that bowl of mom’s” that kids tell their kids about. I want them to able to pass “that” bowl across the table for generations.

I was recently commission to make a cremation urn for a young girl in England and I must say, this is some of the most difficult work I ever do. There are loads of questions I must ask before I take on such a project and I don’t like to bother the client, but I have no choice. With this urn, I got the answers I needed and set to work. Once I had the body completed I sent a photograph to my client, who as it turns out is the girl’s aunt. I wanted to be sure I was on the right track. Allow me to share what I received as a reply…

I’ve just finished showing the photos to Jessica’s mum (I don’t know if I mentioned but I am Jessica’s aunt – I’ve been on “urn duty” in a bid to ease the pain). She was very moved and thinks it is beautiful – I can’t tell you how happy I am that she is loving your work so far. As you can imagine, talks regarding urns have been difficult and painful. Having that pain turn into an object of such beauty is amazing – so much so that we have stopped all mumbled/whispered mentions of “urns” and we’re now referring to your creation as Jessica’s new home, where she’ll be safe and protected with no more upheaval.

“Jessica’s new home”. I love that and take immense pride in it. Mission accomplished.

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