Amanda Kloots Finds Creative Way For Husband Nick Cordero's Ashes
Nick Cordero tragically lost his life to COVID-19 on July 5, 2020. His widow, Amanda Kloots, found a touching way to integrate her love with their 1-year old son, Elvis, in order to keep Nick with them forever...
The widow of late Nick Cordero, Amanda Kloots, has shared a special moment with her 1-year-old son, Elvis on Instagram. Amanda and Elvis have incorporated some of Nick's ashes into pottery as a way to "turn something sad into something joyful."
Amanda Kloots Finds Creative Way For Late Husband Nick Cordero's Ashes
Amanda Kloots recently shared how she is commemorating her late husband, Broadway star Nick Cordero, who passed at the age of 41 due to coronavirus. She and her son were invited to a close friend's pottery-making studio to embody some of his ashes into a new, beautiful vase.
Kloots explained, "Elvis and I had a special afternoon today. My girlfriend from years on Broadway has an incredible pottery business in LA and she invited us to make pottery using some of Nicks ashes. I have recently learned how many ways you can repurpose ashes and make new things with them. I think it is beyond beautiful, a way to keep him living!"
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Elvis and I had a special afternoon today. My girlfriend from years on Broadway has an incredible pottery business in LA and she invited us to make pottery using some of Nicks ashes. I have recently learned how many ways you can repurpose ashes and make new things with them. I think it is beyond beautiful, a way to keep him living! ⠀ She had never incorporated ashes to her work before (and doesn't intend to do more) but because we are friends she wanted to try, to create a piece that Elvis and I could help with and have forever. I had never made pottery so I was really looking forward to learning the process. ⠀ Once she mixed the ashes with the clay, threw and spun our piece, Elvis and I got our hands wet and put our hands into the clay to make our imprints on the piece. It will be a vase! This was so incredible and really felt special. A way to turn something sad into something joyful. ⠀ She now will let it dry and then puts it in the kiln to bake before we glaze it! The process is not over so there will be more to come. I just wanted to share this because I think it's so beautiful what you can do with ashes to keep someone you love alive. ⠀ Again, this was a one off experiment for her but her pottery is gorgeous so if you are interested in that check her out! @rarebirdgoods ⠀ Thank you so much Emily! ❤️
Amanda stated the purpose of this was "to create a piece that Elvis and I could help with and have forever." A truly sweet tribute!
Amanda and Nick had been married since 2017 and welcomed their first child, Elvis in 2019. She said that this moment was something "really special to do with Elvis."
In her Instagram Story, Kloots additionally commented just how "devastated" she was the day she picked up Nick's ashes, and that it was such "an emotional day" for her. Aside from her pottery-making, Amanda has also scattered some of his ashes into the Pacific Ocean and has future plans to add some into special jewelry and possibly get a tattoo in his honor from the same artist his best friend Scrubs star Zach Braff did.