What Materials Are Used in Cremation Urns?

Latest Update: 20/10/2021

There are several materials available to chose from when selecting an urn. The materials used in our range of cremation urns include ceramic, porcelain, wood, metal and various biodegradable materials used for land and sea burials.

What are the different materials used for our urns?


Ceramic urns are truly beautiful, combining classic, almost antique aesthetics with fabulous modern urn designs, these urns for ashes never shy away from the spotlight and become an inspiring, thoughtful addition to your home decor.

We offer a wide range of ceramics, incorporating a variety of firing techniques, from standard ceramics to more intricate Raku and Saggar urns, that require multiple firings to create the desired, unique effect. 

Ceramic urns are resilient to weather conditions, as long as any parts that are glued are kept away from moisture. This isn't an issue for urns filled from the base when they are glued and put on a stand that does not build up moisture. 


Why should I buy a ceramic urn?

Our ceramic urns are carefully designed by skilled artisans to the highest standards. The elegant and modern design of our ceramic cremation urns allows them to intertwine with the décor of your home.

Ceramic urns are fired at an extremely high temperature giving them a strong resistance to atmospheric influence, meaning they can be safely placed outdoors where they will stand the test of time. See below our Passage Cremation Urn for Ashes.


Our collection includes fine porcelain urns, this range consists of outstandingly crafted pieces by renown artisans, whom we have worked with for many years.

Why should I buy Porcelain urns?

The pieces are designed and built with a noble material, each urn is designed to ensure that it has an artistic aesthetic, making it a thoughtful piece to present in your home. The clarity and purity in the artistic design of our porcelain urns portrays a sense of wholesomeness and visual comfort. See below our Viatoria Cremation Urn for Ashes.
Viatoria Cremation Urn for Ashes


Our collection of wood urns consists of permanent urns and urns which will naturally biodegrade overtime if they are buried. 

Why should I buy a Wooden urn?

Wooden urns for ashes require some of the most intricate handiwork and craftsmanship, whether it be a simple wooden box for ashes, an intimate wooden heart urn design with delicate curves, or an outstanding standalone piece with beautiful layering like a Pine cone, there is a varying level of complexity, and we have yet to talk about the different types of woods.

While it is often mistaken as a softwood, lime is actually a hardwood. While hardwoods are more difficult to work with, lime is accessible and versatile, making it a fantastic material for a tribute to your beloved. We also offer Oak, Mahogany, and Walnut, rarer woods that create a completely different aesthetic to Lime. These are seen as premium woods and can be more expensive.

Our range includes wooden urns that are eco-friendly and biodegradable. These are handcrafted urns that reach the highest environmental criteria whilst being uniquely designed with expressive shapes and styles. These urns can be kept within your home, or alternatively, they can be buried outside and will biodegrade between 3 - 5 years. See below for our Mind Cremation Urn for Ashes.
Mind Cremation Urn for Ashes
Our range also includes designer wooden urns which are crafted from hand-selected premium wood. This is then seamlessly handcrafted to the highest standard and delicately painted by talented Italian artisans which gives these urns a stunning finish. See below for the Trinity Wooden Cremation Urn for Ashes.
Trinity Cremation Urn for Ashes

Biodegradable urns for land and sea burials

We also offer biodegradable urns which can be buried within the ground. These urns are crafted in a manner that reduces the impact that human beings have on the environment when their life ends and allows them to give back to nature. These urns biodegrade underground. Our range also includes urns that allow you to symbolically plant a tree with the ashes of your loved one and place it in the earth for a tree to grow. See below for the Geos Earth Biodegradable Urn for Ashes.
 Image of Geos Earth burial urn
We also offer water burial urns which can be used to scatter the ashes of your loved one at sea. Simply place your angel's ashes into the urn, and carefully lower it into the water and over time it will slowly disperse back into the environment. See below for our Eco-Water Biodegradable Urn for ashes.
Eco Water Biodegradable Urn for Ashes



Our metal urns collection are made from the highest quality metals. They are crafted to be entirely high-end. See below our Heart Cremation Urn for Ashes.

Why should I choose a Metal Urn?

Metal urns are known to be incredibly durable and strong, making them last a lifetime. They are easy to maintain and clean, meaning they can keep a pristine look for an extended period of time. See below our Star Cremation Urn for Ashes.

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