Urning Your Love: Cremation Company Introduces Sculpted Urns

img_0030web-300x225This may be one of the most unsettling ideas since the party-with-the-dead-guy embalming. The inventive people at Cremation Solutions have come up with the idea of having your loved one staring at you with a head full of his own ashes — as a tender memory.


If turning your loved one into a deceased decanter is not appealing, there are always the pets for creative expressions of mourning.

Of course, with the new popularity of stuffing one’s pets, you can have an entire nuclear family in your living room. Another company puts your pet’s ashes into pillows so you can sleep on them, here. Another company will turn your pet into sweaters and clothing to wear, here.

If you add the type of work at the Medina funeral, you can even party with the deceased. deadman1

Of course, this is nothing new when one considers the preservation of Jeremy (“Greatest Good for the Greatest Number”) Bentham who stipulated that his body be preserved and stored in a wooden cabinet called his “Auto-icon”230px-jeremy_bentham_auto-icon

15 thoughts on “Urning Your Love: Cremation Company Introduces Sculpted Urns”

  1. Mike A,

    Animatronic busts. ROFLOMAO.

    I’m laughing alright. Laughing all the way to price some latex and armatures . . .

  2. Jill said,

    “That video has it all. The mantel for your urn, and the choice of gun or steer horns to gore it with, I’m pretty sure the beer steins moved from poltergeist phenomena and—The Cuckoo clock!
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    Them steins on the farplace mantel is really the urns containin’ the bone dust of Ma n’ Pa Kettle.

    At one camera point the horns appear to be affixed to Ms. Cline’s head.

    That fiddler is Tommy Jackson, one of my fiddle heroes.

  3. I would think the next step would be an animatronic bust, like Disney’s Hall of Presidents, so that the deceased could periodically share his or her prerecorded thoughts with loved ones.

    For myself, assuming I am not cremated, I have asked my wife to play at my funeral a kareoke recording of me singing Michael Franks’ “Popsicle Toes.” She’s not warm to the idea.

  4. Buddha,

    That video has it all. The mantel for your urn, and the choice of gun or steer horns to gore it with, I’m pretty sure the beer steins moved from poltergeist phenomena and—The Cuckoo clock!

    Just this afternoon I passed a very old cemetary. Right across the street someone had cut out wooden figures of a father, mother and child dressed in their Sunday best clothes. Oddly the clothes had been left to wither in the rain and sun. Kind of sent a message I thought.

    Who knows if the next step in music videos will be the return of near stasis like Patsy’s! Way cool and thanks!!

  5. BTW music aficionados, this is a particularly good video. Nice live vibe.

  6. Jill,

    Might I suggest another song from Pasty’s catalog. Perhaps that little ditty Willie Nelson wrote for her.

  7. As long as there’s a music box in the base that plays, “I Fall to Pieces” as it’s going off the mantle, I’m down with the idea.

  8. I suppose creepiness is in the eye of the beholder. I’m sure somewhere someone finds even the Pyramids distasteful.

    That being said, this is just creepy.

  9. Now this is creepy. But if you consider how long embalming has been around, it is still creepy.

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