There’s an unusual ingredient in Justin Crowe’s new range of crockery – glazed human remains.
Crowe was developing a collection of crockery using mixed ashes when friends started making their own requests.
“People asked, ‘If I gave you my father’s ashes, could you make a coffee cup, urn or bowl?’ So this business came out of the art project,” Crowe told the Guardian.
“I wanted to create a dinnerware set that infuses a sense of mortality into everyday life.”
Crowe says the collection, known as the Chronicle Cremation Designs, offers a kind of mortality.
The ashes are first used to coat the crockery, which is then fired in a kiln to make them food and drink-safe.
The process means that the crockery is tough enough to last thousands of years.
It starts at about around $199 (£156).