about

Peter Patterson Glassworks

I have been working with hot glass for over 35 years. My Education includes a BFA from the Cleveland School of Art, Cleveland Ohio. I have also studied extensively at the Penland School of Craft, in North Carolina. Working with Master Glassblowers, learning their different techniques and styles, and incorporating that knowledge into my own glass artwork. I am best known for my vast experience with different techniques and styles that I showcase in my different series. Technical skills ranging from optical forms to fused piece work. My extensive use of techniques in hot glass come from my studies in college as an illustrator. I like to think of each piece as an illustration in itself. One way of controlling my images is to pre-fuse the decoration and incorporate that image in the piece.

We offer beautifully made hand blown designs that are exclusively to Eternal Glo Keepsakes. Our glass keepsakes include the Out of this World Planetary Glass Spheres as well as many different design options. We also have the exclusive "Glow" in all our keepsakes to represent your loved one's spirit that will always be with you. These Keepsakes are individually handcrafted, created, stored, shipped and handled with the upmost respect, captivating visual artistry encasing the cremains of your loved one—parents, siblings, spouses, partners. Of course your most beloved memories extend farther than family and friends…to your Two and Four-legged pet companions that have been at your side at your most joyous and troubled times.

How It's Made

Each Keepsake is distinctly unique—the fine culmination of the art and its components. The design and size of your Keepsake you’ve chosen is honored in every step of our process.

The cremains (or hair, clothing,) and the select colored glass is layered into the molten glass (around 2300° Fahrenheit). It is collected on the end of a stainless steel pipe called a punty. Once the molten glass, color, and cremains are incorporated, The Artist heats the glass and shapes it into the requested design using wooden blocks, wet newspaper, and various other tools employed in the art of glassblowing. Once the glass and ash are shaped as desired, the Artist incases the design in another layer of molten glass. This layer of glass is also molded into the desired design. The finished keepsake is set into an annealing oven that slowly cools the glass from its 1000-degree temperature at its core to room temperature. The process is slow and deliberate all the while helping to strengthen the glass while protecting it from cracking, the result of being cooled too quickly. Once the Keepsake is cooled to room temperature, the Artist engraves each keepsake.

We are very proud of our Eternal Glo Keepsakes and thank you for visiting our Keepsake Collection. If you are looking for something that you do not see, please contact us, and we would be happy to assist with any request……thank you, Peter Patterson

Our Vision

When a loved one passes, they are never truly gone unless they are forgotten. That's why we created Eternal Glo Keepsakes. A beautiful piece of glass art with a small amount of your cherished Loved One or Pet cremains used as one of the design elements. With Eternal Glo Keepsakes they will always be remembered in a treasured piece of art. Each keepsake is created by hand one at a time by glass artist Peter Patterson and is as unique as a finger print and like the loved one you want to remember, truly one of a kind. While an urn is a great way to house the remains of your loved one, Eternal Glo Keepsakes are an extension of that memorial with many different styles that can be displayed in the office, home or even carried in your pocket or worn as a piece of jewelry. So if you're looking for a timeless way to remember that special person or pet, Eternal Glo Keepsakes are just that.

During this sad time in your life, you are trying to make sense of everything that has happened, and proceed with getting closure. Making decisions during a time like this can be difficult. Our keepsakes are perfect for those watching expenses, but we invite you to browse the entire site to find the perfect solution for your unique needs. We want to help lighten your load, and the best way we know how to do our part is to offer exquisite, lasting products to celebrate the life and memory of your loved one or pet. Individually designed and created to your specifications, These Keepsakes are individually handcrafted, created, stored, shipped and handled with the upmost respect, captivating visual artistry encasing the cremains of your loved one—parents, siblings, spouses, partners. Of course your most beloved memories extend farther than family and friends…to your Two and Four-legged pet companions that have been at your side at your most joyous and troubled times.

Cremation … What to do with ashes?

Many times, families contact us for advice. After the cremation process, there are choices to make. What to do with the ashes, is one we hear most often?

For some families, letting go of the ashes gives them closure. For instance, sea scattering a loved one's ashes enables a continued journey or gives peace to a loved one’s final wishes. On the other hand, some family members prefer to keep the ashes in an urn or piece of jewelry.

Therefore, Eternal Glo Keepsakes in Glass is ideal for any family that wishes to bridge the gap between letting go of their loved one and retaining the ashes. We have found that many families have an easier time "letting go", when Eternal Glo Keepsakes in Glass which is available to them. This beautiful option allows families to keep a timeless keepsake in their possession, while offering the opportunity for them to bury the ashes, scatter the ashes at sea or divide the ashes with other loved ones for other meaningful events or traditions.

Please browse thru our web site. If there is something that you would like us to create, please give us a call or an email. If you are in the area, there is an option to either view or participate in creating your special keepsake. Let us know how we can create a memorial keepsake to last a lifetime for you and your family. Please look thru our online catalog to see all the different selections. If you have any questions, Please call the studio and we will be happy to assist you with your keepsake order. We are happy to talk to you about custom pieces as well. We want to create lasting memories for your family.

……. Peter Patterson