SacredUrnsEtc by Susan Fontaine Pottery

Large Handmade Ceramic Cremation Urn for Ashes, Crystalline Pottery, SacredUrnsEtc by Susan Fontaine Pottery

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Large Handmade Ceramic Cremation Urn for Ashes, Crystalline Pottery, SacredUrnsEtc by Susan Fontaine Pottery

Flower Offering Urn Holds about 145 lbs. living weight of ashes and will enhance any room where it is placed. 8 1/2" tall including fineal flower top and 6 1/2" wide I threw this piece on the wheel and then hand carved the lotus flower fineal on the lid before putting it through the multi-step Crystalline process. The Lotus flower was made as an offering and is symbolic of serenity, sweetness and transformation. Crystalline glazing is a particularly beautiful but eq is symbolic of serenity, sweetness and transformation. Crystalline glazing is a particularly beautiful but equally involved process. The pieces are brought to a high temperature quickly in the kiln and then soaked at a slightly lower temperature to allow for the special crystals to form from the zinc "seeds" in the glaze. A special "pedastal" must be made for each piece to catch the glaze as it runs down the vase. Then the vase must be carefully (the vase can be easily broken at this point) separated from the pedastal and then the foot is ground smooth. These glazes are lead-free and non-toxic. Food and machine safe. Each vase has a clear, interior liner glaze. Crystals sparkle like snowflakes when displayed in natural or under bright lights. Every item displayed is ready to ship. Each crystalline piece is unique and cannot be duplicated. The exact same glaze and firing schedule will produce varying crystals from piece to piece! Unfortunately photographing these pieces often does not show the reflective beauty and exquisite crystals of the piece. The wooden base is in variations for $20. The lid can be temporarily sealed with museum wax or permanently sealed with an epoxy glue. read more