Azure Cremation Urn for Ashes
SKU: CUU 003
Our Azure cremation urn is beautifully handcrafted using the raku firing technique. It has a beautiful blue colour with tints of other hues, creating a speckled look, giving it almost a calm deep blue waters feel to it.
The round shape of this urn makes it a perfect fit into any home, giving the impression of wholeness and love.
The glossy look which makes this spherical urn shine is known as a luster urn. It is a technique where lusters are applied on top of the glaze that has already been fired and reached maturity at a higher temperature. Therefore, when re-fired with luster at a low temperature, the glaze does not melt. This allows the metallic salts of the luster to bond to the glaze, giving off this beautiful rainbow-like iridescent surface.
The Raku firing technique consists of glazed ceramics which undergo a quick firing process at around 1000℃. 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.
Each cremation urn is one of a kind and not repeatable, a perfect tribute to your loved one.
- Height (cm): 20
- Width (cm): 23
- Approx Weight (kg): 2
- Material: Raku Ceramic
- Colour: Blue
- Approx Capacity: 3.4 (ltr) / 210 (cu in)
- Suitable for ashes of body weight up to 95 (kg) / 210 (lbs)
- Suitable for: Adult
- Indoor or Outdoor use: Both
- Free Delivery: Between 1 - 2 Working Days