The Forest Crackle Raku ceramic cremation urn is crafted in the shape of a classic style vase with a top-opening lid. It is impressed with plants and trees of the forest and covered with a crackle glaze. In Raku firing, a traditional and ancient Japanese firing process, each piece of pottery is taken from the kiln red hot, the molten glaze silken and glowing. It is then placed in a bed of straw or leaves in an air-tight container. The dry plant material immediately bursts into flame and the “reduction chamber” is sealed. The flame and the smoking, oxygen starved atmosphere transform the glaze surface creating the unique, seemingly ancient, colors and textures of Raku. Since each Raku-fired urn is special and one-of-a-kind, please allow for slight variations in color, texture, and size.
A Beautiful Ceramic Urn
Ceramic is made by heating raw materials, usually clay, in a kiln. The word "ceramic" comes from the Greek word keramikos, meaning pottery. Because ceramic cremation urns are often created, or thrown, by hand, please allow for slight variations in color, texture, and size.
Perfect for Home Display or Burial
Ceramic urns can be kept at home, entombed in a cemetery columbarium niche or buried in an earth grave. Please note some cemetery regulations may require that this urn be placed inside of an urn vault prior to earth burial.