This raku lidded vase or urn has gorgeous metallic & iridescent coloration! The base glaze is glossy and has beautiful metallic iridescent colors: coppers, blues, fuscias and (and more!). In the post firing process, it’s then blackened by carbon. This results in a rich black over time. I spray a clear acrylic over to prevent carbon leaching.
Measures approx. 13 1/2″” H (to tip of handle pull) X 6 1/2″ W -at its widest
Capacity: approx. 216 cu. inches:
(for capacity calculation – a loved one weighing 120 at the time of death would need an urn with 120 cu. inch capacity for cremains)
As seen here, it displays beautifully as an object of art. Without the lid, it can also be used to hold a lovely dried or cut flower arrangement. A liner should be used with water/fresh flowers as raku remains porous). In addition, this lidded vessel can also serve as a beautiful urn for a loved one or a pet. The lid can either be sealed permanently (I recommend using E-6000 if a sealed lid is preferred), or left loose for future potential of scattering ashes. In addition, it could be used as a ‘sharing urn’ since some families seem to prefer having a funeral home divide the cremains so that each family member can retain their own memorial of their loved one.
**Raku is for decorative use only as it is not food safe**
One of the benefits of using a lidded vessel as an urn is that it can grace its environment as a meaningful memento of your loved one-to you- without announcing to everyone who sees it what its contents are. All else who view it will most naturally see it as an art object.
This lidded vase would be a great addition to any home or office setting as well as making a terrific gift item!
* Glazed inside and out
*As with all raku, it is one of a kind!
*Raku does remain porous, so if used for fresh flowers, a plastic liner is necessary. It displays beautifully on its own, but dried floral also looks stunning with it.
*For information on the raku process, please visit: .https://rakubyshekinahclay.com/raku-firing-process
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This raku vase or urn makes quite the statement in any home or office!