Amanda Kloots used the ashes of her late husband Nick Cordero to make a beautiful clay vase.
The 38-year-old fitness coach shared a photo of himself smiling next to the vase on Instagram on Thursday. In the caption, she explained that she and the couple’s one-year-old son Elvis decorated the painting with handprints.
She wrote: “My beautiful vase made from Nick’s ashes by Elvis and I is finished! I can’t believe the result. @emilytyra and @rarebirdgoods are such an amazing gift.”
She continued: “I and Elvis and I put the handprints in the soil before firing, and then glaze the vase and add a heart-shaped pattern.” “I plan to always put some flowers in the vase, every time I look at it. Reminds me of Nick.”
Kloots’ unique vase is just her latest way to commemorate her Broadway star husband, who died in July from complications of COVID-19 at the age of 41.
The devout widow first released information about the vase in September, when she shared photos of her and Elvis behind the pottery wheel. In the title, she explained that a friend who owns a pottery business in Los Angeles invited her to use some of Nick’s ashes to make a work.
“I recently learned how many ways there are to reuse the ashes and make new things from the ashes. I think this is wonderful, and it can make him survive!” Kloots wrote.
“Once she mixes the ashes with the clay, throws it away and rotates our work, Elvis and I will wet our hands, then put our hands into the clay and leave a mark on the work. This will be a vase! This too! It’s incredible, she really feels special. A way to turn sadness into happiness.”
Kloots revealed to People this month many other ways she has left the memory of Cordero for the couple’s son.
“We say goodnight to Dad and give Nick a kiss,” Cruise said to the magazine, noting that she and Elvis also looked at the photos together. In the morning, the mother and son awakened Cordero’s music.
Cordero’s reminders were all over the family’s home in California, including a carpet embroidered with his song “Live Your Life” and a pillow featuring a photo of the late singer.
But the biggest reminder is her late husband Elvis himself.
She shared: “Elvis is very calm, very calm. He gets along well with everyone. I think it’s a lot like Nick.”