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Ceramic Urns: An Exquisite Memorial

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Ceramic 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 monochrome glaze.

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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