Lumel Studios in Whitehorse, Yukon, is a place for happiness, a place for grief, and a place of respite. For many, we are a community hub where diverse people can come together to learn, create, and heal. Any and all are welcome here.

Our ashwork pieces are created one at a time , with care and compassion. Visit our shop for a selection of items we create that encapsulate the people and pets that you love. If you have something unique in mind, we are always happy to work with you to create a custom design that reflects and honours your loved one.

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    I just received my beautiful glass orb of a starry night sky made from my husband's ashes. It is more beautiful than I could have imagined. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.


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    I just received the creations you made me from my beloved dogs. I am amazed at their beauty, they are incredible. You all are truly amazing and take great care in what you do, I recommend this amazing place to help create something beautiful from ashes of your loved ones, and fur babies."



The very act of blowing glass, which creates strength from fragility, is what drew our founder, Luann Baker-Johnson, to the art form as a grieving mom.'

I have lived a life well, travelled extensively, and lived in Austria, Turkey, Malaysia, Indonesia and Canada. I am a student, an artist, an author, a marathon runner, a skydiver, a mother of six, and a motivator. I am many things, but the one event that most influenced my life was watching Rondi, my nineteen year old daughter die. Grief intertwines all that I am, and it plays an important role in how I carry out my life and manage Lumel Studios.

You will see that this site is different from others. It is not as sterile, and it has images of smiling people. Tam is holding a Northern Lights bear in her hands while she talks with Mark. The bear holds the ashes of her husband, Scott, who died far too young. Dave is joyously laughing with Lisa as she holds a sun with her puppy's ashes. She brought the ashes to our studio and Dave helped her create the sun. Grieving is present within all the objects and people on our site and yet, like you, we still smile, laugh, and live within the shadows of sorrow and pain.

Two years ago, I created Northern Lights hearts with my daughter's ashes, it was difficult and yet somehow it was okay... there are no English words to describe my feelings, they combined with the heat, fire and molten glass to create a a single moment of calm. The hearts were for Rondi's younger sister's wedding. The bridesmaids had the necklace and heart and the groomsmen had hearts for their pockets. We all miss Rondi dearly and in a very singular way she was at her sister's wedding.

I discovered glass art as a healing pursuit in my life. I went to art school to heal, to grow and to learn to laugh again. Life leads us down uncertain pathways - may your own pathway lead to moments of calm and laughter that help to dampen your sorrow.'

Luann Baker-Johnson

We are proud to be based in Whitehorse, the city with the least air pollution in the world. We are committed to doing our part for the environment and we do everything we can to be good stewards of the land we live on, including running on off of solar energy and recycling our glass.

One of the most magical parts of living where we do is is witnessing the splendour of Of the aurora borealis - commonly called the Northern Lights. These are the incredible light displays caused by electrically charged particles from the sun colliding with earth's atmosphere near the north pole.

There are many Indigenous legends about the Northern Lights being connected to the spirit world. The Inuit, Cree, Algonquin, and Kwanlin Dün all have stories about the Northern Lights reflecting the spirits of their ancestors. We feel honored to work with the ashes of of loved ones under these wondrous, healing skies.