Memorial Plaques

slumped glass memorial plaque - hand made - crematorium plaque - granite concrete or glass

There is no better way to pay respect and honour to someone, a place, a pet, a building or a significant individual than with a plaque.

Our products are tailored to meet the needs of each individual and are custom made to meet your specific requirements. We understand that this can be a stressful time for you and will do everything we can to accommodate your needs as well as any custom requirements you may have. 

These memorial plaques can be placed on a wide variety of surfaces, such as memorial walls, crematoriums, berms, lawns, recumbent desks, and upright memorials. 

On request, slumped glass plaques can also be produced as memorial plaques for crematoriums or vase fronts.


Each plaque is 0mm thick slumped Glass, available in any standard colour (including kaleidoscopic colours) and Pattern and includes a draft mock up with up to 3 changes.

 SIZE Details Pricing
10cm x 20cm Up to 80 letters for the inscription $275.00 inc GST
12.5cm x 25cm

Up to 100 letters for the inscription

$365.00 inc GST

13cm x 27.5cm

15cm x 25cm

Up to 120 letters for the inscription

$425.00 inc GST

20cm x 30cm

Up to 120 letters for the inscription

$560.00 inc GST

25cm x 35cm

Up to 150 letters for the inscription

$740.00 inc GST


Custom sizes and pricing available on request additional letters for wording are $1.50 inc GST per letter.


ceramic photo and glass etched images

Etched images in a single colour are $75 inc GST each. Prices vary with size and complexity. See examples in the gallery at the bottom of this page. Add them to your plaque order HERE. HERE

Slumped images/shapes (50mm x 50mm) start at $50 inc GST. Prices increase with size. These are usually hand-drawn, and almost any shape is possible within reason. The initial draft will clearly show the shape. See examples, pricing, and more HERE. Add one to your plaque order online. Examples are in the gallery at the bottom of this page. see examples, pricing and more HERE, 

Ceramic photographs/images start at $200 inc GST each for an 8cm x 11cm oval or rectangle. Larger and smaller sizes are available on request. See examples in the gallery at the bottom of this page. Add them to your plaque order HERE 

berm recumbent memorial plaque base in black granite

Berm recumbent memorial plaque bases in black granite start at $195 inc GST each for a concrete base suitable for sizes under 200mm x 300mm. Black, grey, or white granite bases start at $475 inc GST and vary in size and price as these are custom-made.


Our plaques are available in other custom sizes and colours. Contact a staff member today for a quote or email us using the form at the bottom of the page.


We tailor all layouts and inscriptions to your requirements. Escape Glass offers various fonts, lettering, headings, and epitaphs for memorials. We provide a digital mock-up of each plaque to preview the final product.

Hand-painted designs, such as flowers, can be added to the front of our plaques. Prices for a 5cm x 5cm shape or image start at $75 inc GST.

For inspiration and ides please visit our IMAGE LIBRARY FOR ETCHING/ENGRAVING SHAPES 


Please note that the inscriptions and wording look best in white, gold or silver. 

All plaques are available in standard glass colours or from our kaleidoscopic colour changing range. 


The fonts and imagery you choose are all up to you, and we can be of assistance with any image or word sourcing you may need.  Each glass plaque is proofed digitally and a mock-up is created before the glass plaque is made. It is free for you to make up to three additional changes to your plaque.  

Glass patterns for memorial plaques


We offer installation services in the lower South Island and can ship your glass work anywhere in New Zealand via courier.

Standard nationwide shipping costs $45.00 including GST. You also have the option to install the memorial plaque yourself by following our installation guide HERE.

For installations in Southland, we can arrange it for you. The cost will depend on the location and the amount of travel or work required, with pricing available on request.

Most memorial gardens, crematoriums, and cemeteries require a permit, which will be added to the installation cost. Please check for any size requirements as many cemeteries and memorial gardens have strict size restrictions.

For permit charges and information, contact your local cemetery or memorial garden/crematorium. Alternatively, contact us at 03 214 5012 or, and we can assist on your behalf.

Ensure you check all bylaws with individual councils before purchasing or installing glass headstones. All headstones and memorials must be installed according to the NZS 4242:2018 NZ Standard for Headstones and Cemetery Monuments.


We have agents throughout New Zealand and occasionally beyond, ready to assist with measuring, installation, quotes, and providing sample glass. Contact us at 03 214 5012 or to find your nearest agent. Most headstones and memorial plaques are managed directly through our Invercargill factory remotely.

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



In order for us to give you an accurate quote please answer the following questions and send them to or into the below contact form.

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