ammonite, raku clay, sealant, epoxy
This full sized urn is a dramatic, beautiful final resting place for one you love. The oval hollow displays a very large butterscotch and brown crystalized nautilus (ammonite), which is a fossilized seashell, about 2 million years old.One of this size (3.5") is unusual, and it was a challenge to make an urn to accomodate it.lThe body and lid of the urn are satiny black waxed raku.
Once a year I go to the Bancroft Gem Fair to find the best crystal specimens. Then 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.
Depending on the stone I am using, I either leave the pot in its natural state or else wax and polish it. I then use a jeweler's epoxy to mount the crystal in its recess. I leave it to cure it for 2 days to ensure a permanent bond.
The urn is about 12 inches high and 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 Not 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.
- adult urn, funeral urn, cremation ashes, great dane urn, pot bellied pig urn
- Ideal for:
- Male or Female