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Tamara MacIntyre

“THE JOB OF THE ARTIST IS ALWAYS TO DEEPEN THE MYSTERY.”

- FRANCIS BACON

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Hand-woven willow coffins

As someone whose life is guided by deeply held values, each creation I undertake is a testament to principles of grace, integrity and compassion.

 From my journey as a chiropractor and somatic practitioner to my exploration in sculpting and work with clay, and now as a sustainable coffin maker, I aim to embody simplicity and reverence for our human existence.

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HAND-WOVEN WILLOW COFFINS

The beauty of these coffins, woven from locally sourced willow, not only speaks to sustainable practices but also reflects the essence of life itself.  It is a reminder that even in the face of mortality, there is a profound simplicity and beauty to be found.

It’s not uncommon for those who encounter these coffins to initially feel apprehensive or a stirring of complex emotions. This initial response subsides, transforming into curiosity and appreciation. Witnessing firsthand the elegance and simplicity of these creations often sparks a deeper contemplation of life's fundamental truths and the interconnectedness of all things.

Hand-woven willow coffins
Hand-woven willow coffins
Hand-woven willow coffins
Hand-woven willow coffins

WILLOW WEAVING

SCULPTING A LEGACY OF COMPASSION AND REVERENCE

Opting for a vessel that decomposes completely isn't just a decision—it's an embodiment of cherished values. In custom creations, I ensure equity by offering customization options for all ages and sizes, honoring each individual with dignity and respect. The weaving process holds profound potential to aid in the grieving journey. Participants can weave alongside as we craft a loved one's coffin or they can create their own with their own hands. Sharing in weaving not only honors the loved one but also provides solace and connection during this tender time. It is a deeply meaningful way to infuse personal love and care into the creation of a final resting place, fostering healing and closure.

Hand woven willow coffin

LEARNING TO WEAVE
INDIVIDUAL (&/OR FAMILY)
 

PRICED BY TIME &   DESIRED GOALS DETERMINED ON INITIAL  CONSULTATION

Living Funeral Ceremony

LIVING FUNERAL CEREMONY 
DEATH COMMUNITY BUILDER
SUSTAINABLE COFFIN MAKER

ENGAGING    COMMUNITY

ENCOURAGING  CONVERSATION

INSPIRING THROUGH CURIOUSITY

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Hand woven willow coffin

“The artist's role is to raise the consciousness of the people.  To make them understand life, the world and themselves more completely.”

- AMIRI BARAKA

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