Enid Traisman | Glass for life

Glass for Art and Architecture

Enid Traisman


Enid’s glasswork honors the relationships between humans and their beloved pets.

Enid Traisman uses her skills with glass to help others heal from the stress of trauma and loss. Enid is a grief counselor and certified thanatologist (expert in the field of death and dying). She has published five books in the field—four about surviving the loss of humans and one for those who have lost pet companions. In 1986, Enid introduced the values of animal bereavement counseling to her hometown Portland, Oregon, by founding the Pet Loss Support Program at DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital. Now Director of that program, she shares her enthusiasm for glass art by helping clients and staff to create kilnformed panels and pendants that memorialize beloved animals. Enid has also filled the hospital’s lobby and examination rooms with fanciful glass art that celebrates animals and their joy in living.