IamA Glassblower, I roll up human or pet ashes with hot glass and make them into paperweights for their loved ones! AMA!
I went to Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana and decided to major in Photography. My freshman year, our university created a Glassblowing studio and opened it up as a major. I took the class as an elective and ended up falling in love with the material and how mesmerizing it was. So I switched my major after the first month of the class. After I graduated with a BFA in Glass, I moved to Seattle and worked at Dale Chihuly's summer glass school called Pilchuck Glass School. After the summer program, I got the opportunity to work at Seattle's Glass Eye Studio and on Fridays a team I work on makes paperweights with human or pet ashes for their family and friends. I absolutely love my job and love seeing all of the families and friends who come in to watch.
Edit 1: Wow! I did not expect to get this many kind and interested comments. I thought it'd be a bunch of glassholes asking me technical questions. I think the reddit hug to www.artfulashes.com caused some problems, so here is their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ArtfulAshes
Edit 2: I don't make pipes, nothing against them, i just don't make them.