raku clay, quartz crystal, jewelers epoxy
This full sized urn is quietly dramatic and unique. The oval hollow displays a beautiful specimen of clear white quartz, also known as "Rock Crystal", the stone of clarity. The body and lid is textured pewter raku.
Once a year I go to the Bancroft Gem Fair to find the best crystal specimens. I hand build the urn with a custom sized recess to fit the individual stone. The urn is bisque fired, then put in an outside raku kiln. When it is glowing hot, I remove it with long iron tongs, and bury it in a bucket of black walnut shavings. I cover it tightly, and leave it until it turns either a rich velvety black, or a lovely dark silvery pewter color. If you want a glossy black finish, I can wax it for you. The last picture shows another urn (listed as Raku urn with celestite ) with the waxed finish.
I use jeweler's epoxy to mount the crystal in its recess. I cure it for 2 days to ensure a permanent bond.
The urn measures 11 inches high, 7 inches wide and has a 3.5 inch base.
It comfortably holds the volume of a standard temporary cremation container, or a generous 8 cups.
ONTARIO RESIDENTS: Your shipping is about 1/2 the cost for the rest of Canada.
I will refund the overcharge once your payment has been approved.
Local Pickup is Available.
Item ships from:
Trent Lakes, ON, Canada.
I keep the costs for shipping your item as low as possible. My shipping rates are what Canada Post charges, plus my expenses. If you order more than one item and I can pack them together, I will send you a refund once your payment clears.
I try to send out orders the next business day. My urns with mounted crystals or fossils take an extra day as I wait for the jeweler's grade epoxy to permanently cure.
As my wares are breakable, I need to pack them well to limit breakage. I ONLY ship my medium and large urns & sculptures by Xpresspost so they will arrive quickly and safely. If a package arrives damaged, please photograph it before you open it. If the goods inside are broken, please take a pictures and email me them all. Canada Post will only compensate me if the package is damaged. I will refund your shipping & item cost if goods do not arrive intact.
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- Ideal for:
- Male or Female