Ceramic Urns: An Exquisite Memorial
urns are undoubtedly one of
the most eye-catching types of urns available today. The dazzling
colors and delicate artistic patterns that wrap around a ceramic
urn never fails to deliver a dramatic display in any type of setting.
Simply put, ceramic urns are breathtaking pieces of art in
their own right.
Arriving at a decision to purchase a ceramic
urn instead of cremation urns made from other materials is really
only the beginning of the selection process. The range of ceramic
urns available today is nothing short of staggering. To help
you through the process we've assembled a guide to the basic types
of ceramic urns that you're likely to come across in your search.
A Guide to Ceramic Urns
Random Patterned Ceramic Urns: Ceramic urns sporting crazed patterns of color that dart about the
urn's body are very popular types of urns. They are produced by
sagar firing or raku - two types of firing & reduction process in
which organic materials are included to create some mesmerizing
patterns. If you are looking for a marble effect on a ceramic urn,
this is the type of urn to choose.
Stencil Glazed Ceramic Urns: Ceramic
urns on which colorful or silhouetted scenes appear against a background
are produced by stencil glazing. This is a process where the urn
is first fired with a background glaze, before an artist applies
the stencil decoration. This is often sealed by a second firing.
Metallic Accent Fired Ceramic Urns: Inclusion of metallic oxides in the firing process of a ceramic
urn produce stunning colors on the urn's surface. These are known
as metallic accents and are normally applied as an overglaze. Some
of the most common metals used to produce color accents on ceramic
urns are iron, nickel and cobalt.
Monochrome Glazed Ceramic Urns: The monochrome glazed ceramic urn is produced by firing an all-over
glaze at a consistent temperature. Monochrome glazes may be overlain
by other ceramic glazes to produce a unique pattern on top of the
No matter what visible function they are
asked to perform, the intricate artwork adorning the glazed surfaces
of a ceramic urn insures a vivid memorialization of life like no
other type of urn can provide. Each one an individual work of art
in its own right, a ceramic urn is as unique as the personality
of the life being celebrated, and so without question perfectly
honors the sense of character of a loved one who has now departed.
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