Remember Me – Touchstone

$25.00

I was once a rock,

I’m a living spirit;

your oldest ancestor

with ancient stories.

By heat and hands,

I’m transformed into an

orange glass heart.

Hold me in your hand.

Embrace awareness,

restore balance.

 

Each Heart is as unique as the person holding it in their hand.  

Little Broken Orange Hearts.

Comfort stones are meant to create awareness and generate funds that will contribute to supporting Remember Me: A National Day of Remembrance for victims, survivors and families of Indian residential schools and all survivors of Indigenous child apprehension programs.

 80% of your Remember Me Touchstone purchase will be donated to:

Remember Me: A National Day of Remembrance.

September 30th – Orange Shirt Day.

**** Includes Free Shipping  – Shipping will begin on July 26th, 2021 ****

Unity … From the pains of the past, to the hope of the future, this bowl symbolizes the unity of us all in recognizing orange shirt day. From all directions on turtle island, hearts of love surround the holes left by the hurt that is caused. We listen in the present, to ensure the message of every child matters is not lost, as we strive to do better.
For every purchase of an orange heart, a Glass eMotions fundraiser, your name will go into a draw for a chance to own this beautiful glass bowl. The more hearts you purchase the more chances you will have to win.
The draw will be done on October 1st.
The fragile bowl is 17 inch in diameter 2 inches deep.

434 in stock (can be backordered)

Free Shipping (Rogue Enamels) Over $250

Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) Residential School (1891-1981) Commemoration Project and Reunion events that took place in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in May 2013. Orange Shirt Day is the vision of Alkali Lake Chief Fred Robbins, a survivor of residential school. The Orange Shirt represents the story of Phyllis (Jack) Webstad who, on her first day at residential school, had her bright new orange shirt taken away from her. It was given to her by her grandmother, she was six years old.

Remember Me is intended to be an inclusive, annual day of remembrance that will meaningfully honour the dead, the survivors, the families and communities that grieve. It is also a day to show unity in our efforts to bridge the gap between Canadians and Indigenous people; it is an opportunity to embrace diversity and promote equality. Above all, it will encourage dialog, active citizenship and social responsibility in our youth.

THIS INITIATIVE IS AUTHORIZED BY INDIGENOUS ARTS COLLECTIVE OF CANADA

AN INDIGENOUS WOMEN LED, NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION & HERITAGE CANADA DESIGNATED NATIONAL ARTS ORGANIZATION

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The Process for making these Touchstones involves multiple steps.

The first step is to take clear glass and paint it using special enamels.

These are dried and fired in a kiln to 1360F.

The firing process takes 16-20 hours.

Now that we have our coloured glass we can now cut these sheets into small rectangles and squares.  With the assistance of many sister friends volunteering their time, we assemble 4 pieces to make a Touchstone Heart.  These hearts will be fired in the kiln a second time at a much higher temperature to round all our edges.

Each heart will be carefully packaged in a organza bag with our special message attached.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional information

Weight 28 g
Dimensions 5.1 × 5.1 × .6 cm