Glass Headstones

Slumped glass headstones - patterned textured glass headstones made in new zealand - granite base

Individuality is not always carved in stone

The team at Escape Glass use a collaborative approach to produce contemporary, traditional, cultural and personalised headstones, plaques and monuments with empathy and respect. 

To honour your loved ones, we offer a complete service including collaborative design, installation and maintenance of headstones, plaques and commemorative monuments.

Services include:

  • Headstones and bases
  • Memorial Plaques
  • Maori, religious and cultural themes
  • Traditional, Art Deco or contemporary themes
  • Heart shapes, Guitars, Maori designs, anything is possible
  • Images can be engraved into the face of the glass or slumped into the back

Did you know... we have been making glass headstones for 15+ years and that we are one of the only manufacturers of these in New Zealand? We specialise in making the process as easy and seamless as possible for you. 

Our creations are unique, sturdy, beautiful and custom made. 
We can guarantee they will stand up to anything nature throws at them.

Our Glasstones are also:

- Non-pourous                    
- They reflect light 💠
- Stand out from the rest
- Eco-friendly 🌿
- Unique and custom made
- Long lasting - up to thousands of years!
- Shipped nationwide!
- Just as tough as granite
Headstone glass added to existing granite grave


Glass Headstones start at $2,750.00 inc GST. (Flat top - Glass only). This is for a 800mm (H) x 500mm (W) x 48mm (D) glass headstone in any colour (excluding crystal clear) Weighing 50kg+

A completed headstone varies in price from $5,000-$9,000 inc GST.
(This includes all elements such as but not limited to a black granite base, inscription, artwork, photos and/or vases - shipping nationwide included - excludes overseas shipping)

Click here for an in depth cost breakdown

All headstones and Plaques are available to purchase via afterpay or laybuy once they have been priced and finalised. 


Custom headstones are available in the following colours -low iron clear glass block etched for headstone
- Low Iron (pictured on right)
- Clear
- Green
- Blue
- Blue Green
- Grey (appears almost black) 

blue glass headstone block blue green glass headstone block clear glass headstone block green glass headstone block  Grey Block for Glass headstone
Blue Glass Blue Green Glass Clear (green tint) Green Glass Grey Glass



Sizes and shapes are endless with examples below. Curved tops are very popular. 100mm of every size will be slotted into the base, please keep this in mind when deciding on the height of your glass. 

Size options: 
800mm high x 500mm wide (standard)
900mm high x 600mm wide
600mm high x 800mm wide
600mm high x 500mm wide 
500mm high x 400mm wide
Custom sizes are all available on request

Green Glass shaped top glass headstone  Blue curved top headstone template Green glass leaf shape headstone green glass with curved top black grey glass headstone
Clear Glass Shaped Top Blue Glass - Curved Top Green Glass Custom Leaf Shape Green Glass Curved Top Black/Grey Glass Wide headstone

Slumped glass headstones - patterned textured glass headstones made in new zealand - granite baseWe encourage you to personalise each piece with names, dates & inscriptions and if you wish you can also add special touches including dedications, imagery, quotations & photos.

We manage the process of any inscriptions and photos making it seamless.

Please note: The image on a ceramic photo usually fades after around 100 years.

Things to think of when deciding on your headstone details?
Will you be leaving room for a second inscription?
Block letters or script?
Silver, gold or white lettering?
Matching or contrasting base?
Will you require vase holes? (max 2)
Will there be another headstone placed right behind this one? (this can affect the amount of light that comes through the glass) 

Escape Glass ensure that every glass headstone is a handcrafted bespoke piece of art that honours your loved ones, we have something to suit everyone.

Take a look through our different styles of headstones below or call to discuss
your options and any specific requirements or unique ideas. 



We are able to provide granite and concrete bases. Please just mention this when enquiring. 
Your base can include up to two vase holes and a splay (slanted) or straight base design. Please see the example on the "Wyatt" headstone below. 

We can also provide a quote have wording inscribed into the base as well as the glass. 
Custom base options are also available on request such as polished concrete and coloured granite or marble. 

These can be shipped nationwide along side your glasstone. 

Slumped glass headstones - patterned textured glass headstones made in new zealand - granite baseINSTALLATION AND SHIPPING

We can arrange installation in the lower South Island or have your glass work shipped New Zealand wide.

If the headstone you have ordered is to be installed in Southland, we can arrange installation for you. Installation costs will depend on the location of the headstone and the amount of travel or work required to install the headstone, but generally you should budget in around $400+ for installation.

Most memorial gardens, crematoriums and cemeteries require a permit that will be added to the installation cost. It is also highly recommended you check for any size requirements as many cemeteries/Memorial Gardens have strict size restrictions.

Please get in touch with your local cemetery or memorial gardens/crematorium for their permit charges and information, or contact us on 03 2145012 or at and we can make contact on your behalf.

Please check all bylaws with individual councils before installing or purchasing glass headstones.  All headstones/memorials must be installed according to the NZS 4242:1995 NZ Standard Headstones and Cemetery Monuments.

Slumped green glass headstone with memorial ceramic plaque made in new zealand by escape glass

Wyatt Family:
It's amazing how they listen to all of our ideas then sit back 
and discuss with us offer their thoughts add them to ours and bam that's the 
end result. Absolutely bloody amazing what they can do when 6 peoples ideas 
are all mashed together. W
e could not of had a better headstone made and to 
top it all off we asked if it could be up before the 8th
July to which we knew
was going to be cutting it very fine
and again done finished and installed on the
5th. Absolutely Brilliant service fro
m Escape Glass and all other involved in this. 👍


Phone 03 2145012, email  

call in to our factory at 64 Forth Street, Invercargill to discuss. 

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Webb Headstone
Webb Family, Te Anau: "We would like you to know that we are extremely happy with the glass headstone you did for our daughter, We thank you for listening to us and making it possible with what we wanted. Once again thank you." 


We have agents located all over New Zealand (and sometimes further afield) ready to help with measuring jobs, installation and providing quotes and sample glass. Please call us 032145012 or email to find your nearest agent. 

In order for us to give you an accurate quote please answer the following questions and send them to

Phone number
Email address
Shipping address:

How did you hear about us?

Glass size:
Glass colour (listed above):
Shape request:
Inscription information:
Ceramic Photo? Y \ N
Will you be adding a shape/drawing?
Will you be getting a concrete or granite base?
Would you like a vase?
Will there be an inscription on the base too?
Shipped or installed locally?
Any additional information/requests:

 Alternatively you can take our Headstones Q&A: