Variscite Pet Ashes Urn
SKU: CUC 047
The Variscite Cremation Urn has been sublimely handcrafted to be rounded in shape and symbolises wholeness. The focal point of the urn is the eccentric spherical shapes at the foreground of the urn, due to their interesting shape and pattern, visitors in your home will want to theorise on such authentic designs.
The older fashioned appearance of the lid adds contrast to the smooth and widely contoured modern body of the urn. This cremation urn is small and cold to the touch, which makes it good to hold in times of remembrance as a grounding technique when times get hard.
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): 15
- Width (cm): 12
- Approx. Weight (kg): 0.8
- Material: Ceramic
- Colour: Green
- Approx Capacity: 0.9 (ltr) / 54 (cu in)
- Suitable for ashes of body weight up to 24.4 (kg) / 54 (lbs)
- Suitable for: Pet
- Indoor or Outdoor use: Both
- Free Delivery: Between 10 - 15 Working Days (Made to Order)