Urns by Artists & Gallery Vessel

We are excited to announce that Urns by Artists has incorporated Gallery Vessel into its collection. We have expanded our lines to include many new and wonderful artists and regional studios to serve you better. You may still see or hear the name Gallery Vessel on the site or on our videos as we make this transition.

Owner, Anne Culver Noble

Urns by Artists, LLC is owned and operated Anne Culver Noble. Originally Gallery Vessel, the collection was started as part of an artists’ cooperative in 2010 and has grown into an independent specialty gallery for cremation urns. Anne established the Global Gallery representing international artists, in the early 1990s, one of the first of it’s kind on the internet.

H. Noble & Son Funeral Directors

Anne’s great grandfather, Harvard Noble, established H. Noble & Son Funeral Directors in the late 1800′s in Mitchell, South Dakota. Harvard was a homesteader and a carpenter who provided simple wood caskets for fellow settlers. That was the beginning of the Noble family funeral home that was carried on for four generations. Today, in addition to running Urns by Artists, Anne also serves as a Funeral Assistant at Reynolds Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City, Michigan.


H.Noble & Son’s Fleet of Horse Drawn Hearses with Kerosene Lanterns Mitchell, SD 1886


H Noble & Son’s Fleet of Packards, Mitchell SD 1920