Ashes to assets: New business offers artistic way to preserve cremated remains
Ron Javner wants to be cremated after he dies. That’s not so unusual.
But instead of having his ashes placed in an urn, he wants to be the urn.
He wants his cremains mixed with clay, which an artist would then shape and bake into a piece of glazed pottery. He’d rather be on the mantle than be scattered over, say, Lake Superior.
“I wanted to be all together so you would know where to find me,” he said, recalling a conversation he had with his wife, Carole.