Opal Pet Ashes Urn

SKU: CUC 037

£139

This Opal Cremation Urn has a base colour of ivory white, as a warmer shade of white, it symbolises pureness. The pure white ivory colour spreads across the negative space of the cremation urn, making the focal point of the urn the lemon coloured spheres. The muted lemon colours symbolise cleansing and optimism. 

The V-shaped handle on the lid of the urn makes it ergonomically easier to hold on to when filling the cremation urn with your loved ones ashes. The spherical body of the urn symbolises wholeness and karma. The urn is small enough to hold in your hand in times of remembrance. 

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): 12
  • Width (cm): 11
  • Approx. Weight (kg): 0.5
  • Material: Ceramic
  • Colour: Ivory/yellow
  • Approx Capacity: 0.49 (ltr) / 29 (cu in)
  • Suitable for ashes of body weight up to 13.1 (kg) / 29 (lbs)
  • Suitable for: Pet
  • Indoor or Outdoor use: Both
  • Free Delivery: Between 10 - 15 Working Days (Made to Order)

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