stone ware clay, terra sigillata
This smoke fired half sized urn has a textured feather design lid, and a delicate imprint of leaves that came from wrapping them around the pot when it was fired. The colors turn from pearl gray, through smoky gray, to taupe, then charcoal black. It was finished with terra sigillata, an ancient Roman formulation of very fine clay, used to give their pots sheen and to make them less porous.
The method of making smoke fired pots remains virtually unchanged since ancient times. Traditionally pots were fired in a pit with dung and straw. Today we bisque fire our wares first, to increase their strength. After that I pack my pots in a perforated barrel filled with wood shavings and twigs. I light it and leave it to smolder for 2 to 4 hours, depending on how dark I want my pots to be. They are then cleaned and polished.
This urn holds about half the contents of a standard temporary cremation container. It is 9 1/2" tall, 5" wide, and has a 3" base. As a pet urn, it can hold a dog up to about 70 lbs. Smoke fired pots should be protected from the effects of weather.
If you order more than one item, I will refund any excess shipping costs.
Postage is about half of what is listed for Canada. I will refund the overcharge as soon as your payment clears.
If you come to my studio, you may purchase your urn in Canadian dollars.
INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: please Convo. me for a shipping quote.
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.
- half size urn, funeral urn, cremation ashes, youth urn, smoke fired decorator jar, leaves and feathers
- Ideal for:
- Male or Female