Cremation Urns can be formed from different materials like wood, metal, granite, plastic and even paper mache and should any of them wordlessly express an important aspect of your loved one then perhaps one of those will be ok. Or is it?
Properties of Ceramic Material
Ceramic material is soft, sometimes liquid clay which can be moulded, cut and shaped into endless forms. Different finishes and textures can be applied to mimic wood or metal and in fact all glazes are melted minerals of various kinds. By adding paper to soft clay the properties of paper mache can be built into completely biodegradable pieces. On top of that when fired to great temperatures I literally turn clay to stone.
The qualities of ceramic material above others includes
Ceramic Urns in Australia are made from minerals and mud sourced right here in the country as the quality cannot be beaten. I cannot begin to describe the level of craftsmanship and skill required to individually hand-make a beautiful and unique piece. Therefore, every ceramic piece is infused with passion and love as a minimum requirement in its manufacture.
When people choose an urn, dove or angel from me I always notice that the piece speaks to them about their lost loved one. One lady chose a harmony urn because her mother loved the colour yellow, a young man chose an Unicorn urn because his mother dyed her hair the same colours as a Fairy Unicorn and I am currently working on Dragon Urns for a lady who is purchasing her own urn. She wants dragons because that is her Chinese Zodiac animal.
There is very likely, a ceramic cremation urn to match every person and beloved pet in the world.
About the author:
Rae Delai is an Australian small business owner of White Lily Urns and specializes in custom artisan ceramic funerary art. She has 30 plus years experience as a critical care and palliative care nurse which means she is very comfortable discussing all aspects of death, dying and grief.
Hi, my name is Rae Delai. I was born and raised on the Atherton Tablelands. I have spent most of my working life as a Registered Nurse. I took up pottery as a hobby over 10 years ago for some work life balance. Now I make pottery full time.