Monumental Glass

WE PROVIDE... YOU CREATE, that is our mission.

We want to make you the custom piece of a lifetime. Something you will cherish and that will make you happy—something to remind you of your most important dreams and aspirations.

Monumental Glass Cremation Series

Cherish your loved one for a lifetime by preserving their ashes in a beautiful piece of glass art.

Years ago, a friend asked if we could make something in glass using the ashes of their beloved family pet. We made several glass marbles so that each family member could treasure him for a lifetime. Many years and hundreds of pieces later, we have expanded our Monumental Glass services to include an even wider variety of glass designs. Ashes can be combined with any glass color or custom design that we offer, as we have created a special technique to apply the ashes in glass to any of our handmade glass designs. Please see the gallery below for images of past creations.

If you would like more information about pricing on a custom design, just give us a call at (215)-534-2451.

How the Cremains Are Handled

Our glass artists handle all cremains with respect and care. We are aware that these ashes are the final pieces of a family member, friend, or pet, and we treat them as if they were our own.

How to Order

What You Do: Take a tablespoon of ashes, package them into a secure container, and mail them to the address below. Then place an order from our online store detailing the style, size, and color combination you feel would best capture the essence of your loved one.

What We Do: As soon as we receive the ashes, we will begin crafting your keepsake by encapsulating the cremains within molten glass, transforming their ashes into art. As the ashes and glass mix, they will create different patterns and designs, ensuring that each piece will be entirely unique.

Please send your ashes to: Monumental Glass, 243 Harvey Ave., Doylestown, PA 18901

Custom Design

Customization is our specialty. From angels to dragons, hearts to starfish, we can build a piece of decorative glass specifically designed for you. We have many options for each of our intricate glass making processes: we can design the piece for you, you can come up with your own design, or you can work with a member of our highly skilled design team to create your dream piece of glass art. We can go through the whole sketch and design process or we can just wing it and have fun. Its up to you! We can customize based on colors, shapes, initials, birthdays—pretty much anything you can think of (within reason). The world is your oyster! And hey—we can make those too! Please contact someone from our staff if you have any questions.

Design Process & Pricing

With custom pieces, it can get a little tricky to meet the needs of the customer. Because there are so many varieties of color, different brands, and types of glass, it is important to have a design and a well written contract for any substantial piece. In our process, we can use either hard or soft glass, both of which are diverse in the styles and colors you can put in the design of your pieces. Often the soft glass colors are considered more bright and ambient but are known to be more difficult to work with, while the hard glass is easier to work with but has fewer color options.

The industry is evolving and growing every day, so we do our best to keep up with what’s new and exciting. Our research team uses its extensive skills to find the answers to those tough questions you might not be able to find on your own. WE PROVIDE… YOU CREATE, that is our mission. Let us help you make the custom piece of a lifetime for you and your loved one to cherish and remind you of your most important dreams and aspirations.

Classes

Here at Monumental Glass we offer several opportunities to learn about soft glass and flameworking. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses are available, as well as customized classes that can be created to fit your needs and desires. If you have any questions or would like to receive more information about our classes, contact us at (215)-534-2451. Read below to find out more about what Monumental Glass has to offer!

1-Day Seminars

Pendants and Marbles: All Levels

Time: 12:00-6:00 | Price: $250.00

Impress your friends with gifts from this seminar!

Ornaments: All Levels

Time: 4:00-6:30 | Price: $150.00

In this course you will learn how to make glass ornaments, light catchers, or window decoration.

3-Day Seminars

Sea Creatures: All Levels

Time: 12:00- 6:00 | Price: $375.00

In this class you will focus specifically on sea animal jewelry. Choose from: a fish, seahorse, or starfish. We welcome all ages and levels of experience!

Mythical Beasts: All Levels

Time: 12:00-6:00 | Price: $475.00

Blown Vessels: All Levels

Time: 12:00- 6:00 | Price: $375.00

Glass Sculpting: Intermediate – Advanced

Time: 12:00-6:00 | Price: $500.00

Team

Store

We are proud to be a licensed distributor of Bethlehem Burners and would be happy to give you a live demo of one of our torches if you are interested in buying one. The staff over at Bethlehem have been a pleasure to partner with.

All Bethlehem Burner Torches are made of stainless steel and can be used for both soft and boroscilicate glass.

Please contact us here at Monumental for more information. Thank you!

The Grand

Features:
stainless steel, three-stage controls.

The most versatile and fuel-efficient of the burners, The Grand combines features of the Alpha, Bravo, and Champion. Its three separately controlled stages give artists’ unparalleled control over the flame size, heat potential, and fuel mixture, making this this the perfect all-in-one bench burner.

The Alpha

Features: stainless steel, three-stage controls.

Affordable, convenient, and consistent, The Alpha is the ideal entry-level burner. It delivers more flow at a lower gas pressure to produce the perfect working flame, making this torch especially well-suited to glass bead artists.

The Bravo

Features: stainless steel, three-stage controls.

Bathe your piece in the penetrating flame of this dual-purpose lampworking torch. Designed with the artistic flameworker in mind, this low-pressure torch will work well with both soft and borosilicate glass, allowing you to explore the many facets of each material.

The Champion

Features: stainless steel, two-stage controls

This torch features Bethelehem Burners hottest, most versatile flame. Modeled after Bethlehem’s famed PM2D Bench Burner, this torch produces almost an identical flame to its predecessor. It is known for its highly oxidizing flames and gentle, even heat, which allows you to utilize an array of fuel mixtures while keeping the glass workable. This kind of flame is ideal for “…large hollow work, solid milli work, color-mixing and fine detail work with difficult colors” (www.bethlehemburners.com).

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MONUMENTAL ENTERPRISES

243 Harvey Ave.
Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone: (215)-534-2451
Email: bgrossinger@gmail.com