5 Unique Blue Cremation Urns

In this blog post we will be discussing and exploring the variations of blue coloured urns for ashes that we have available from our different material collections. These materials include biodegradable, ceramic, porcelain, raku and saggar cremation urns. Take a look below to find out more. 

Biodegradable 

1) The Earthurn Flower Chest Biodegradable Urn For Ashes 

This cremation urn for ashes is an eco-friendly and biodegradable option of an urn to choose from. Designed to store your loved one’s ashes temporarily before they are put into their final resting place, this urn is beautiful in décor with its highly detailed floral bouquets attached to the lid of the biodegradable urn. Although it is designed to store your angel’s ashes temporarily, if you decide to keep their ashes in there permanently, it is perfectly fine to do so. 

Some families decide that they don't actually want to disperse their loved ones' ashes straight away and want to wait for when the time is emotionally right for them, which is understandable in these circumstances. In times like this, this cremation urn acts as a temporary storage before you might decide on transferring the ashes into a permanent urn for adults or transfer them into a scattering urn, ready to scatter their ashes in their favourite location.  

This particular urn for ashes for adults comes in a regal navy blue colour, which includes a biodegradable bag to safely place your loved ones ashes into, before placing carefully into the chest. The navy blue colour symbolises confidence and importance, where the delicate flowers symbolise beauty and sensitivity. 

This cremation urn has been handcrafted using sustainably sourced bark from a Mulberry Tree using an ancient harvesting technique. This method does not damage the tree allowing it to continue to grow unharmed.

Earthurn Flower Chest Biodegradable Urn For Ashes
Close up flowers on the Earthurn Flower Chest Biodegradable

Ceramic

2) Sodalite Cremation Urn For Ashes

This stunning and unique ceramic cremation urn is round in shape, symbolising wholeness and karma. It can relate to the ‘full circle’ that applies in life, meaning what goes around comes around, meaning if you are a good and honest person, good will come back to you. This urn for adults could be meaningful to a loved one who was spiritual and believed in the circle of life. 

The shapes created on the ceramic urn for ashes appear like craters on the moon, which are circular patterns with indentations and circular holes. These appear on the moon from when an asteroid or comet has collided with the moon's surface, creating unique patterns. The smaller circular patterns could reflect water droplets dropping through the night sky in comparison to the brown background, which can represent night. 

The bold and striking bold blue hues that radiate across the urn, represent depth and stability. This could be an urn that can be used to showcase your loved ones confident personality. 

These crystalline glaze cremation urns have been hand crafted on a potter’s wheel and fired in an electric kiln at extortionately  high temperatures of around 1280°C for multiple hours. Once a liquid matrix is formed from the molten glaze, the kiln is then cooled down to the temperature at which the crystals will grow, which is usually around 1050 - 1150°C. The crystals take around 3-5 hours to grow.

When the crystals have cooled down, they showcase their final appearance and will not change. The changes of the appearance of the crystals are a result of the specific chemical compositions of the glaze. The crystal formers are Zinc Oxide and Silica which combine to create Zinc Silicate. The shape of the crystals formed on the cremation urn for ashes also differ depending on the various temperatures. 

A unique ring must be made for each piece as well as a plate to catch the glaze that slides off, in order to protect the shelves within the kiln. This must then be removed and the bottom is grinded to make it smooth to the touch.

Ultimately, each crystalline piece is delicately handcrafted, creating unique and original designs which are one of a kind and impossible to replicate. As the pieces are created on a pottery wheel, the size and measurements won’t be exact.

This ceramic urn has a beautiful final touch as the lid is manually trimmed with a place to set and light a small remembrance candle, the perfect token to commemorate the life of a loved one.

Sodalite Cremation urn For Ashes
Sodalite Cremation urn For Ashes

Porcelain

3) Indoor Tree Urn for Ashes 

These types of funeral urns offer you a unique way to grow your loved one’s ashes into a beautiful and peaceful indoor house plant, which offers an elegant and naturistic final resting place, which is a benefit to those who want an eco-friendly burial, while also being close to their loved one’s in the home. 

This cremation urn has been handcrafted using pristine, sleek porcelain. Available in 3 colours of white, blue and beige, so there is a colour suitable to multiple decors. On this inside is a compartment, designed especially for holding your loved one’s ashes safely in place, there is also a growing system inside the urn for ashes that contains interlocking ring trays that help with the planting process. 

This shade of blue is close to the shade of mint blue. The colour mint blue symbolises feelings of tranquillity, which also carries hues of green with the mint blue colour, which represents the balancing of emotions. 

It is also important to note that this cremation urn does not come with a plant or sapling included, which therefore gives you full choice of which plant you would like to grow with your loved one’s ashes. You could plant the ashes with your angel’s favourite plant or flowers to commemorate them. 

Indoor Tree Urn for Ashes

Raku

4) The Reef Cremation Urn For Ashes

This cremation urn has a classic, almost Greek style shape to it. This design resonates with the sea and sea life. There seems to be reef-like patterns cascading from the bottom of the urn for ashes to the top of the urn, linking to how reefs like at the bottom of sea beds. 

The patterns created at the bottom of the urn for ashes, create contrast with the white negative spaces on the upper sections of the cremation urn. Coral reefs are known to be symbols of modesty, happiness and wisdom. Therefore, this urn could be meaningful to use for a loved one who has a happy go lucky and wise person in your life. 

The Raku firing process technique consists of glazed ceramic urns that undergo a quick firing process at around 1000^C. The pottery is then taken out from the kiln whilst they are still glowing red hot to be placed in a material that would cool down the urn for ashes rapidly. 

This process can be done using materials that would easily catch fire, such as sawdust or paper, creating a ‘reduction’ atmosphere which consumes the oxygen available, creating carbon monoxide. The carbon monoxide draws out oxygen from the clay and glaze, intensifying the colours and textures.

This creates orange, red, copper, and gold tones. The pottery can also be cooled in an ‘oxidation’ atmosphere by placing the urn into cool water. The oxygen in the water reacts with the metals in the clay and glaze to create a finish which often consists of blue and green tones. Ultimately, a myriad of colours are created within the glaze, and the extreme change in temperatures create a crackled look.

This process is a beautifully unique way to create such stunning urns for ashes. These Raku cremation urns can be a beautiful way to commemorate your loved one, especially if they had an interest in the sea or their favourite colour was a dark blue. 

Reef Cremation urn for Ashes

Saggar

5) The Driftwood Cremation Urn for Ashes

This cremation urn has been uniquely handcrafted by using a firing technique called Saggar. The interesting firing process of Saggar creates muted and blended areas of colour. The muted colours and hues on this cremation urn symbolise stone, shell and pebble colours. 

On the lid of the urn for ashes there is a carefully hand selected piece of driftwood which has been individually chosen to compliment the muted tones of the cremation urn. With the muted colour palette scheme, it gives the essence of a washed out effect, which compliments the naturalistic theme that the urn has. 

With the Saggar firing process being highly unique, not every urn created with this technique will be the same, each cremation urn created in this way will vary differently, meaning no one will have an adult urn the same as your loved ones, not only will the patterns created on the urn be unique, but the hand selected piece of driftwood for the lid of the urn cannot be replicated either. 

This cremation urn would be suited for a loved one who had an interest in the sea, whether it would be for work or as a hobby, like a fisherman who spends most of their time at sea. With the neutral colour palette, this cremation urn for ashes would compliment any sort of house décor, from modern to a more classical taste due to its neutral colours and calming presence. 

The Saggar firing technique makes use of Iron(III), otherwise known as Ferric Chloride, a material commonly used in etching copper circuit boards and water treatment. Each clay urn for ashes is coated and wrapped in raw materials such as copper wire, steel wool, ferns, sugar, salt, and aluminium foil before firing to 1100°C.

The aluminium foil then traps the fumes created as the materials burn away, which imprint themselves into the surface of the clay. Because of this, each piece is completely one of a kind and unique, never to be reproduced. This is, of course, a feature and one of the many beautiful aspects making this Saggar cremation urn a stunning piece of décor.

Driftwood Cremation Urn for AshesWe hope this article has been helpful to you and has given you an insight on the various types of blue coloured cremation urns that we have available on our website. 

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