Headstones & Plaques

Personalised headstones just the way you want

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.






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

Headstone glass added to existing granite graveDid 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


Escape Glass has collated all the up to date information about Glass Headstones. We have taken all the stress out of searching for information. Read more... 

Looking for the right words to put on a headstone or plaque?

We have collected  a range inscription examples.
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Learn more about Headstone Costs 

Read more for a full breakdown.

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What headstone shape is right for you? 

We have a detailed list of the shapes to get you started

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Glass plaques are also a great way to memorialise someone. Crematorium or vase front plaques are available in slumped glass. Each one is custom made and unique to your loved one. 
Plaques start from $365 inc GST this is for a 
125mm x 250mm @10mm thick - Glass, inscription - up to 80 letters and draft mock up

More on Plaques here


We are able to provide granite and concrete bases. Please just mention this when enquiring. read more on bases here


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 sales@escapeglass.com 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.

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 sales@escapeglass.com to find your nearest agent. 

In order for us to give you an accurate quote please answer the following questions and send them to sales@escapeglass.com

Phone number
Email address
Shipping address:

Glass size:
Glass thickness:
Glass colour (listed above):
Shape of glasstone:
Inscription information:
Ceramic Photo? Y \ N
Will you be adding a shape/drawing?
Will you be getting a concrete or granite base?
Shipped or installed locally?
How did you hear about us?
Any additional information/requests:
Inscription information:
Ceramic Photo? Y \ N
Would you like any images drawn/slumped?
Will it require holes and mounts?
Shipped or installed locally?
How did you hear about us?
Any additional information/requests:

 Alternatively you can take our Headstones Q&A: