raku pottery, horsehair, fumed iron, terra sigilata
This horsehair raku urn has dramatic black lines, and warm, rust-colored accents. It was finished with terra sigillata, an ancient Roman formulation of very fine clay, which they applied and burnished to give their pots sheen and to make them less porous.
After the urn has been bisque fired, I heat it in my outdoor kiln. When it reaches 1100 degrees, I remove the urn with long iron tongs, and apply strands of horsehair, As the horsehair sizzles, it leaves strong black lines with smoky overtones. I spray an iron solution around the bottom to give the pot a nice warm glow. Its stoneware lid has a glossy black glaze, and sits securely on top.
With the lid, this urn measures 13 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.
I ONLY ship my large sculptures and urns by Expresspost: it's faster and safer.
If you buy more than one item, I will refund any excess postage.
ONTARIO RESIDENTS: Your shipping is about 50% less than the rest of Canada. I will refund the overcharge as soon as your payment clears.
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.
- cremation ashes, funeral urn, horsehair raku decorator jar
- Ideal for:
- Male or Female