Reef Cremation Urn for Ashes
SKU: CUU 034
The Reef Cremation urn has a creative, reserved design, creating an intuitive and cohesive urn.
With a classic, almost Greek shape, utilising the Japanese Raku firing technique to complete the aesthetic, this urn is a wonderful addition to your mantelpiece, resonating well with other ceramic decor.
The design is almost reminiscent of the sea, with patterns rising from the base of the urn, giving a soft contrast to the lighter ceramic.
There may be variations between the images shown and the urn you receive, the process is unique and the natural reactions happen differently each time, leading to the patterns developing differently. This, of course, makes each Raku urn unique and distinct. The shape, size, and colour variations will however be the same as pictured
The Raku firing technique consists of glazed ceramics which undergo a quick firing process at around 1000^C. The pottery is then removed from the kiln whilst they are still glowing red hot to be placed in a material that would cool the pieces rapidly.
This can be done using materials that would readily 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 down via a ‘oxidation’ atmosphere by submerging the piece 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.
- Height (cm): 24
- Width (cm): 19
- Approx Weight (kg): 2
- Material: Raku Ceramic
- Colour: White and Blue
- Approx Capacity: 3.2 (ltr) / 200 (cu in)
- Suitable for ashes of body weight up to 90 (kg) / 200 (lbs)
- Suitable for: Adult
- Indoor or Outdoor use: Both
- Free Delivery: Between 1 - 2 Working Days