Dandelion Cremation Urn for Ashes

SKU: CUU 009

£259

The Dandelion cremation urn has been sculpted into a spherical shape which represents wholeness. Completion and harmony. The use of the sandy colour with different sized specs of a soft light yellow has the effect of symbolising the springtime season.

The yellow specs which spread from the bottom of the urn towards the top, resembles the image of Dandelions gently flowing through the wind. As they make their debut in early spring, a Dandelion represents rebirth, hope and healing.

The golden coloured lid complements the body of the yellow urn and symbolises happiness, warmth and is associated with the sun.

These crystalline glaze urns have been formed 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 cool down, they obtain 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 combine to create Zinc Silicate. The shape of the crystals formed on cremation urn also differ depending on the various temperatures. 

A special 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 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.

  • Height (cm): 25
  • Width (cm): 23
  • Approx Weight (kg): 
  • Material: Crystalline Ceramic
  • Colour: Pearl
  • Approx Capacity: 3.5 (ltr) / 213 (cu in)
  • Suitable for ashes of body weight up to 96 (kg) / 213 (lbs)
  • Suitable for: Adult
  • Indoor or Outdoor use: Both
  • Free Delivery: Between 1 - 2 Working Days
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