Dumortierite Cremation Urn for Ashes - Medium

SKU: CUC 023 M

£155

Our Dumortierite Cremation Urn for ashes has an elegant concave spherical shape to it with very round, smooth curves which ultimately lead to the opening of the urn. A spherical shape often symbolises wholeness, karma, and completion.

The blue hues of this urn created by the ripples of the crystals are stunning eye-catchers due to the white pearly highlights of the outer rims. The Dumortierite presents with a creative and unique pattern which can be incorporated into any home, whether it be contemporary, minimalist, or shabby-chic.

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.

This urn has a beautiful final touch as the lid is manually trimmed with a place to set and light a small remembrance candle, the perfect token to commemorate the life of a loved one.

  • Height (cm): 14
  • Width (cm): 16
  • Approx Weight (kg): 1.0
  • Material: Ceramic
  • Colour: Blue
  • Approx Capacity: 1.4 (ltr) / 85 (cu in)
  • Suitable for ashes of body weight up to 38.6 (kg) / 85 (lbs)
  • Suitable for: Infant, Pets, Keepsake
  • Indoor or Outdoor use: Both
  • Free Delivery: Between 10 - 15 Working Days (Made to Order)

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