In this blog we will be showcasing 5 of our new stunning medium sized Crystalline Cremation Urns that we have available from our collection. These brilliant urns are highly captivating and created in a way that no urn is ever exactly alike. Have a look below to find out more.
How are Crystalline Glaze Urns Created?
These crystalline cremation urns for ashes have been assembled on a potter’s wheel and fired in an electric kiln at very high temperatures of around 1280°C for several hours. Once a liquid matrix is formed from the molten glaze, the kiln is then cooled 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 get colder, they acquire their final appearance and will not change. The modifications 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 integrate 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 runs off, in order to protect the shelves of the kiln. This must then be removed and the bottom is grinded to make it smooth.
Ultimately, each of these crystalline cremation urns are gracefully 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.
Enstatite Cremation Urn
Our Enstatite Cremation Urn has a gold outer layer in a shape that almost showcases a fruit such as an apple. It has very round, smooth curves which ultimately lead to the opening of the cremation urns. This spherical shape often symbolises wholeness, karma, and completion.
The spherical lid of this urn for ashes has a Chrysocolla glued to the surface of the lid which almost adds to the apple theme by resembling the pedicel stem. The Chrysocolla crystal itself is a blue-green colour with a high copper content. It radiates communication, teaching, and transformation.
Moonstone Cremation Urn
Our Moonstone Cremation Urn is an iridescent pearly white ceramic urn with very slightly blue crystals around the opening of the urn, and darker ones towards the bottom of the urns.
The glossy crystals create a look as if the texture of this cremation urn was similar to the moon with craters, adhering to the name of this urn. This urn would be suitable for a loved one who had an interest in spirituality and cosmology.
Peacock Cremation Urn
Our Peacock Cremation Urn has a decorous concaving spherical shape to it with very round, effortless curves which ultimately lead to the opening of the ceramic urn. A spherical shape often radiates wholeness, karma, and completion.
The blue-green hues of this cremation urn resemble the iridescent hues of oils. A truly eye-catching and unique piece which can be merged into any room within any home, whether it be contemporary, minimalist, or shabby-chic.
Navy Scapolite Cremation Urn
Our Navy Scapolite Cremation Urn is the colour of the lapis lazuli metamorphic rock with its celestial hues showcasing royalty and honour. This ceramic urn has a smooth spherical shape radiating a sense of wholeness, completion, and karma. It may remind you of the moon, an orange, or water droplets, all natural shapes found in nature which are formed through gravity and force.
The bold colours of this striking piece is very Hollywood regency in style, characterised by it’s metallic and glossy accents which bring opulence and comforting feelings. This cremation urn would be suitable for a loved one who loved the colour blue, especially a deep navy blue.
Kyanite Cremation Urn
Our Kyanite Cremation Urn has a bulbous spherical shape, resembling a gentle bubble floating through the air. The word ‘bulb’ often radiates development, intellect, radiance and connections.
The awe-captivating blue hues to this urn for ashes are truly eye-catching. The crystal patterns resemble the bubbles moving up through water columns. Vertical, striped patterns can be seen across the entirety of the face of the urn, resembling the sunlight shining down through the deep ocean waters.
This urn could be suitable for a loved one that had an interest in open waters and sunny locations.