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custom urn with ceramic lid. custom name and color. modern urn for ashes. Ice blue on sand

custom urn with ceramic lid. custom name and color. modern urn for ashes. Ice blue on sand

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  • Materials: pottery, cork, stoneware, Read item details page before purchasing, porcelain
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Sale on custom items, see item description for how to customize and sizing. Only one discount can be applied per item. See listings shipping time, and also select your shipping speed in shopping cart. Write in any additional customizations during checkout. include text / stamp request/ and clay and glaze color choice. Gold and extra text are optional upgrades. See extra photos within listing for color and stamp palettes. Contact me via a convo with any questions

Description

Custom urn for use as pet urn or cremation urn for human ashes. I create each custom pottery urn as a special forever vessel for the cremated remains of your loved one. Each piece is made with love and customized to your requests to honor and remember in personalized and meaningful way.

This listing is for the Straight Shape Urn (ceramic lid) with various customization options described below. To customize, please select your size and optional upgrades from the drop down menus of the listing, and the remaining customizations will need to be written into the “add personalization” portion of the transaction during your check out. Pricing can be viewed when you select the sizing, and shipping costs are found in the shipping tab.


URN SHOWN:
The urn shown in the first photo (size medium + gold upgrade) is sand colored stoneware clay with ice blue glaze (no glaze in text) and shown with a name (font f1) under a requested gold infilled heart stamp (SH2) and the forever loved calligraphy stamp (SA8). You can completely customize the urn purchased with this listing using the info below.

CUSTOMIZATION OPTIONS
- Select a SIZE listed in the size chart below
- Select the EXTRA TEXT option if you would like to have more than just the standard name and dates on the urn. The character count limit is listed in the size chart. Please be sure your requested quote is not a copyright protected quote or phrase. No song lyrics, etc. The forever loved stamp is not considered extra text, it is only a stamp.
- Select the GOLD accent if desired. This is a real gold luster fired onto the clay that can be painted in to most of stamp shapes (not the forever loved stamp), but not into any of the text. I have gold, white gold (looks like silver) and copper available.
1. Write the NAME written as you'd like it impressed (you can specify lowercase, UPPER CASE or Title Case)
2. Write the DATE or DATES on the back side of the urn written exactly as you would like them. **if you would like more text than a simple name/dates or similar, please select the extra text upgrade option.
3. Write your selected CLAY COLOR, GLAZE COLOR, and TEXT/STAMP COLOR. See the color palette in the listing photos for the color options. If you don’t specify I will assume you will like it as shown in the main listing photo.
4. Write the optional STAMP selection and requested stamp location. you can request heart, paw, flower, star, or other stamps (available in various sizes as seen in the stamp options photo of the listing). If you have purchased the Gold option, write a note on what stamp or stamps you’d like in gold.
….Customizations beyond these are possible, please message me if you have a special idea you'd like to discuss or click here for ideas https://www.etsy.com/listing/286676961/special-request-additions-and-upgrades

APPROXIMATE URN SIZE CHART
(Extra Small, Small, and Medium are available in the smaller size listings. Use shop sections to filter listings)

Extra Small (XS): 3" x 3" (For pre-cremation weight up to 5 pounds (2.3 KG), approximate volume is 5 cubic inches or 2.8 fluid ounces)(50 character limit for the quote side, with about 15 characters for the name side, character count includes spaces between words)

Small (S): 3.75" x 3.75" (For pre-cremation weight up to 20 pounds (9 KG), approximate volume is 20 cubic inches or 11 fluid ounces)(75 character limit for the quote side, with about 18 characters for the name side, character count includes spaces between words)

Medium (M): 4" D x 5.5" H (For pre-cremation weight up to 40 pounds (18.2 KG), approximate volume is 40 cubic inches or 22 fluid ounces) (100 character limit for the quote side, with about 20 characters for the name side, character count includes spaces between words) (Please note this has a taller proportion than the other sizes in this listing)

Medium Wide (MW): 4.5" D x 4.5" H (For pre-cremation weight up to 40 pounds (18.2 KG), approximate volume is 40 cubic inches or 22 fluid ounces) (100 character limit for the quote side, with about 20 characters for the name side, character count includes spaces between words)

(Medium Large, Large and Extra Large sizes available in other listings are available in the larger and extra large size listings. Use shop sections to filter listings)

GENERAL INFO
Each urn is handmade by myself, Shelley Martin, on my pottery wheel in my Portland Oregon studio. All sizes and proportions are approximate and will vary slightly as they are all handmade. The urns are fully customized to your specifications for clay color, glaze color, and text on the front and back using various hand impressed individual letter and shape stamps and other tools. Then they are glazed on the inside, and on the upper portion of the outside (the lower portion will remain unglazed). In general, there is no difference between the human urns and the pet urns, I keep the listings separate to help with the search algorithms but feel free to order whichever urn you would like for your loved one.

SECURING LID/ ADDING ASHES
The lid (either cork or ceramic) will be custom fit to opening, but I recommend you secure the lid with clear silicon sealant (available in the paint section of home depot) or quick dry epoxy. The ceramic lid will be loose until secured, and the cork lid will fit snug but I recommend sealing both lids. I also recommend using a small bag to hold the ashes. The ashes you receive might need to be transferred to a different shape bag or removed from their bag, as sometimes the shape that the ashes come to you in, will not be the right shape to fit the urn. The urns with the ceramic lids have a smaller opening than the urns with the cork lids as there is an inner lip for the ceramic lid to rest on.

SIZING
My sizing recommendation in the chart above is based off of customer feedback after years of making these custom urns. The ash volume does seem to vary by crematorium and location, but I have tried to size the urns based off of feedback of what has worked best for most customers. If possible, please double check your urn size selection using both my recommended pre-cremation weight, and also measure the cubic inches (length x width x height of ashes not including the container) of the ashes you have already received or ask the crematorium what size you will need. If you are close to the maximum volume of the urn I would recommend ordering a larger size urn if you want to ensure that the ashes fit. Ash volume can vary and might not calculate to the approximate 1 cubic inch of volume equals 1 pound of pre-cremation weight that is the standard conversion. For Hydro Cremation, there will be 20% more volume of ashes and please multiply 1.2 to the pre-cremation weight to select the urn size. I would always suggest ordering one size up if you have any concerns about the urn size. Sizing is included in my satisfaction guarantee, please contact me if you have any issues with urn sizing after you have received your custom urn.

MADE TO ORDER:
These are Made to Order and take the time listed in the shipping tab for me to make. Generally I cannot expedite the orders as I make all of the urns from scratch and the pottery making, drying, and firing process all takes time. I will make all of my orders as quickly as possible. Ready made listings are available in the ready made section of my etsy shop, link here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/vitrifiedstudio?section_id=16705456

GLAZE IN TEXT OPTION:
I have added an option for colored text and stamps, please select this option if you would also like the glaze to be infilled into just the recessed text impression and stamp impressions (with the surrounding clay still remaining unglazed. This works best when the glaze and clay are contrasting colors. There is no charge for this option and you can select your choice of colors for the text glaze. I cannot infill text with gold. On the lighter colored porcelain clay, a darker glaze in the text might leave some residue on the surrounding clay around the text from the text glaze application process. I am happy to only glaze some of the text and stamps, please just specify your preference.

A note about Etsy Ads:
I have to pay to promote my listings within the etsy search tool, this means that if you clicked on a listing with the small words 'ad' on it when searching, I have paid up to $1.00 for your one click, so please keep aware when shopping that your clicks using the etsy main search can easily cost me a lot of money (adding up to thousands of dollars a year for all of my etsy promoted listings) , please just use the links below to search my listings or visit my shop to see all of my listings. Thank you!! https://www.etsy.com/shop/vitrifiedstudio

LINKS to help you find the other various urns in my shop:
Smaller Corked custom urns- https://www.etsy.com/shop/vitrifiedstudio?section_id=11867885
Larger Corked custom urns-https://www.etsy.com/shop/vitrifiedstudio?section_id=18904637
Smaller Lidded custom urns- https://www.etsy.com/shop/vitrifiedstudio?section_id=21900128
Larger Lidded custom urns- https://www.etsy.com/shop/vitrifiedstudio?section_id=18926779
Custom infant urns- https://www.etsy.com/shop/vitrifiedstudio?section_id=21412124
Ready made urns- https://www.etsy.com/shop/vitrifiedstudio?section_id=16705456

For a GALLERY of other urns that I have made, please visit my website at https://vitrifiedstudio.squarespace.com/urns Please contact me if you would like information on how to customize one of these listings to look like an urn from my gallery. I can help you select the best listing and other customization notes.

FULL SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:
I stand behind all of the pieces that I make, and if you have any issues with the urn sizes compared to the volume of ashes that you have, delivery of the urn, or if you are disappointed with the urn for any reason, please contact me. I aim to make every customer happy as I intend the urns to be pieces that you will keep and cherish forever. It is most important to me that you end up happy with your urn, even if I need to remake the piece for you. Please contact me to discuss how to resolve any concerns.

COUPON CODES:
Only one code can be used at a time, and needs to be entered during checkout process within Etsy. I cannot process codes or offer discounts after you check out.

**For INSTAGRAM followers- I have a 15% off coupon code listed in the profile page of my instagram page. Please follow me and use the discount during check out for 15% off.

**For purchasing MULTIPLE urns- use the coupon code "multipleurn" or "multiple25" (for orders under $100) for 25% off. This can be used for purchasing multiple urns at the same time or for repeat customers who have previously purchased an urn from my etsy shop.

Visit www.vitrifiedstudio.com for more information on vitrifiedstudio ceramics.

These are handmade and do not have industrial perfection. small imperfections are all a part of these handmade pieces. These glazes are food safe and lead free. as with all handmade ceramics, I do not recommend putting them in the microwave, oven or dishwasher. They are handmade of very limited quantity, so please use them with care. avoid contact with staining foods on unglazed exterior surfaces.

vitrifiedstudio is a tiny one person ceramics studio in Portland Oregon. All purchases will be shipped as soon as they are ready. there are no guarantees on when it will be delivered, but I will do my best to make the pieces as quickly as possible.

all designs, images and content copyright © vitrifiedstudio 2011-18. all rights reserved.
Custom urn for use as pet urn or cremation urn for human ashes. I create each custom pottery urn as a special forever vessel for the cremated remains of your loved one. Each piece is made with love and customized to your requests to honor and remember in personalized and meaningful way.

This listing is for the Straight Shape Urn (ceramic lid) with various customization options described below. To customize, please select your size and optional upgrades from the drop down menus of the listing, and the remaining customizations will need to be written into the “add personalization” portion of the transaction during your check out. Pricing can be viewed when you select the sizing, and shipping costs are found in the shipping tab.


URN SHOWN:
The urn shown in the first photo (size medium + gold upgrade) is sand colored stoneware clay with ice blue glaze (no glaze in text) and shown with a name (font f1) under a requested gold infilled heart stamp (SH2) and the forever loved calligraphy stamp (SA8). You can completely customize the urn purchased with this listing using the info below.

CUSTOMIZATION OPTIONS
- Select a SIZE listed in the size chart below
- Select the EXTRA TEXT option if you would like to have more than just the standard name and dates on the urn. The character count limit is listed in the size chart. Please be sure your requested quote is not a copyright protected quote or phrase. No song lyrics, etc. The forever loved stamp is not considered extra text, it is only a stamp.
- Select the GOLD accent if desired. This is a real gold luster fired onto the clay that can be painted in to most of stamp shapes (not the forever loved stamp), but not into any of the text. I have gold, white gold (looks like silver) and copper available.
1. Write the NAME written as you'd like it impressed (you can specify lowercase, UPPER CASE or Title Case)
2. Write the DATE or DATES on the back side of the urn written exactly as you would like them. **if you would like more text than a simple name/dates or similar, please select the extra text upgrade option.
3. Write your selected CLAY COLOR, GLAZE COLOR, and TEXT/STAMP COLOR. See the color palette in the listing photos for the color options. If you don’t specify I will assume you will like it as shown in the main listing photo.
4. Write the optional STAMP selection and requested stamp location. you can request heart, paw, flower, star, or other stamps (available in various sizes as seen in the stamp options photo of the listing). If you have purchased the Gold option, write a note on what stamp or stamps you’d like in gold.
….Customizations beyond these are possible, please message me if you have a special idea you'd like to discuss or click here for ideas https://www.etsy.com/listing/286676961/special-request-additions-and-upgrades

APPROXIMATE URN SIZE CHART
(Extra Small, Small, and Medium are available in the smaller size listings. Use shop sections to filter listings)

Extra Small (XS): 3" x 3" (For pre-cremation weight up to 5 pounds (2.3 KG), approximate volume is 5 cubic inches or 2.8 fluid ounces)(50 character limit for the quote side, with about 15 characters for the name side, character count includes spaces between words)

Small (S): 3.75" x 3.75" (For pre-cremation weight up to 20 pounds (9 KG), approximate volume is 20 cubic inches or 11 fluid ounces)(75 character limit for the quote side, with about 18 characters for the name side, character count includes spaces between words)

Medium (M): 4" D x 5.5" H (For pre-cremation weight up to 40 pounds (18.2 KG), approximate volume is 40 cubic inches or 22 fluid ounces) (100 character limit for the quote side, with about 20 characters for the name side, character count includes spaces between words) (Please note this has a taller proportion than the other sizes in this listing)

Medium Wide (MW): 4.5" D x 4.5" H (For pre-cremation weight up to 40 pounds (18.2 KG), approximate volume is 40 cubic inches or 22 fluid ounces) (100 character limit for the quote side, with about 20 characters for the name side, character count includes spaces between words)

(Medium Large, Large and Extra Large sizes available in other listings are available in the larger and extra large size listings. Use shop sections to filter listings)

GENERAL INFO
Each urn is handmade by myself, Shelley Martin, on my pottery wheel in my Portland Oregon studio. All sizes and proportions are approximate and will vary slightly as they are all handmade. The urns are fully customized to your specifications for clay color, glaze color, and text on the front and back using various hand impressed individual letter and shape stamps and other tools. Then they are glazed on the inside, and on the upper portion of the outside (the lower portion will remain unglazed). In general, there is no difference between the human urns and the pet urns, I keep the listings separate to help with the search algorithms but feel free to order whichever urn you would like for your loved one.

SECURING LID/ ADDING ASHES
The lid (either cork or ceramic) will be custom fit to opening, but I recommend you secure the lid with clear silicon sealant (available in the paint section of home depot) or quick dry epoxy. The ceramic lid will be loose until secured, and the cork lid will fit snug but I recommend sealing both lids. I also recommend using a small bag to hold the ashes. The ashes you receive might need to be transferred to a different shape bag or removed from their bag, as sometimes the shape that the ashes come to you in, will not be the right shape to fit the urn. The urns with the ceramic lids have a smaller opening than the urns with the cork lids as there is an inner lip for the ceramic lid to rest on.

SIZING
My sizing recommendation in the chart above is based off of customer feedback after years of making these custom urns. The ash volume does seem to vary by crematorium and location, but I have tried to size the urns based off of feedback of what has worked best for most customers. If possible, please double check your urn size selection using both my recommended pre-cremation weight, and also measure the cubic inches (length x width x height of ashes not including the container) of the ashes you have already received or ask the crematorium what size you will need. If you are close to the maximum volume of the urn I would recommend ordering a larger size urn if you want to ensure that the ashes fit. Ash volume can vary and might not calculate to the approximate 1 cubic inch of volume equals 1 pound of pre-cremation weight that is the standard conversion. For Hydro Cremation, there will be 20% more volume of ashes and please multiply 1.2 to the pre-cremation weight to select the urn size. I would always suggest ordering one size up if you have any concerns about the urn size. Sizing is included in my satisfaction guarantee, please contact me if you have any issues with urn sizing after you have received your custom urn.

MADE TO ORDER:
These are Made to Order and take the time listed in the shipping tab for me to make. Generally I cannot expedite the orders as I make all of the urns from scratch and the pottery making, drying, and firing process all takes time. I will make all of my orders as quickly as possible. Ready made listings are available in the ready made section of my etsy shop, link here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/vitrifiedstudio?section_id=16705456

GLAZE IN TEXT OPTION:
I have added an option for colored text and stamps, please select this option if you would also like the glaze to be infilled into just the recessed text impression and stamp impressions (with the surrounding clay still remaining unglazed. This works best when the glaze and clay are contrasting colors. There is no charge for this option and you can select your choice of colors for the text glaze. I cannot infill text with gold. On the lighter colored porcelain clay, a darker glaze in the text might leave some residue on the surrounding clay around the text from the text glaze application process. I am happy to only glaze some of the text and stamps, please just specify your preference.

A note about Etsy Ads:
I have to pay to promote my listings within the etsy search tool, this means that if you clicked on a listing with the small words 'ad' on it when searching, I have paid up to $1.00 for your one click, so please keep aware when shopping that your clicks using the etsy main search can easily cost me a lot of money (adding up to thousands of dollars a year for all of my etsy promoted listings) , please just use the links below to search my listings or visit my shop to see all of my listings. Thank you!! https://www.etsy.com/shop/vitrifiedstudio

LINKS to help you find the other various urns in my shop:
Smaller Corked custom urns- https://www.etsy.com/shop/vitrifiedstudio?section_id=11867885
Larger Corked custom urns-https://www.etsy.com/shop/vitrifiedstudio?section_id=18904637
Smaller Lidded custom urns- https://www.etsy.com/shop/vitrifiedstudio?section_id=21900128
Larger Lidded custom urns- https://www.etsy.com/shop/vitrifiedstudio?section_id=18926779
Custom infant urns- https://www.etsy.com/shop/vitrifiedstudio?section_id=21412124
Ready made urns- https://www.etsy.com/shop/vitrifiedstudio?section_id=16705456

For a GALLERY of other urns that I have made, please visit my website at https://vitrifiedstudio.squarespace.com/urns Please contact me if you would like information on how to customize one of these listings to look like an urn from my gallery. I can help you select the best listing and other customization notes.

FULL SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:
I stand behind all of the pieces that I make, and if you have any issues with the urn sizes compared to the volume of ashes that you have, delivery of the urn, or if you are disappointed with the urn for any reason, please contact me. I aim to make every customer happy as I intend the urns to be pieces that you will keep and cherish forever. It is most important to me that you end up happy with your urn, even if I need to remake the piece for you. Please contact me to discuss how to resolve any concerns.

COUPON CODES:
Only one code can be used at a time, and needs to be entered during checkout process within Etsy. I cannot process codes or offer discounts after you check out.

**For INSTAGRAM followers- I have a 15% off coupon code listed in the profile page of my instagram page. Please follow me and use the discount during check out for 15% off.

**For purchasing MULTIPLE urns- use the coupon code "multipleurn" or "multiple25" (for orders under $100) for 25% off. This can be used for purchasing multiple urns at the same time or for repeat customers who have previously purchased an urn from my etsy shop.

Visit www.vitrifiedstudio.com for more information on vitrifiedstudio ceramics.

These are handmade and do not have industrial perfection. small imperfections are all a part of these handmade pieces. These glazes are food safe and lead free. as with all handmade ceramics, I do not recommend putting them in the microwave, oven or dishwasher. They are handmade of very limited quantity, so please use them with care. avoid contact with staining foods on unglazed exterior surfaces.

vitrifiedstudio is a tiny one person ceramics studio in Portland Oregon. All purchases will be shipped as soon as they are ready. there are no guarantees on when it will be delivered, but I will do my best to make the pieces as quickly as possible.

all designs, images and content copyright © vitrifiedstudio 2011-18. all rights reserved.

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Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase

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Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Questions about your order?

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FAQs

I have many custom listings shown in my etsy shop. the items all have extra photos within them showing color palettes and stamp palettes. The item description page includes details on the customization options. feel free to contact me before you order if you have an idea for a custom item that is similar to what is shown, but different. I love trying new modifications on my listings or creating a new upgrade option if it’s possible for me to make something new. All customizations can be written into the transaction during check out.
All sizes and urn size recommendations by pre-cremation weight are shown in the item description page of each listing. Please take a look there if you have questions about what size to order, or what the dimensions of a size are. All of the pieces are handmade without a form or mold, so my sizes do tend to vary slightly beyond what is listed. My clays all have different shrinkage rates and shrink in different ways so I have a hard time being exact with my dimensions.
All of the pieces are microwave and dishwasher safe, but as they are handmade ceramics made in very limited quantities I highly recommend that you take care when using and cleaning your pieces. The microwave is tough on all ceramics, and overtime microwaving you piece will make it (and all handmade ceramics) more brittle. Also the heating element in your dishwasher can get very hot, so I recommend placing the pieces away from the heating element to avoid thermal shock.
Generally all items are shipped in a cardboard box, filled with biodegradable starch peanuts, and if there is more than one ceramic piece in the box they are wrapped in foam sheets. I do not include receipts or packing slips with the order, please access yours online if you need it. I include a card with my info as well as care instructions. I have shipped abroad many times without any issues. The customs office in your country might do an inspection. Gift wrap is not available. The biodegradable peanuts will dissolve in water if you are wondering how to dispose of them.
If you have an issue with your custom order, please contact me directly within 14 days of receiving the item. the custom orders are made for you and do take time (sometimes more time than shown in the listing if there is an issue with the making process). I am happy to remake your item as needed if there is an issue with your piece, but please contact me directly to discuss. Please contact me directly via a convo if you have any questions, do not ask for a replacement via the feedback system in etsy. I do not offer my replacement policy to customers who post negative feedback without contacting me first regarding an issue.
As all of the pieces in my shop are handmade, and most listings are custom listings where I make the piece from the start specifically for the customer, there can be imperfections and delays. These are one of a kind, custom, made to order pieces that are all made from a one person studio. Pieces might have small imperfections on them, and sometimes there will be delays. Sometimes I need to remake a piece due to unexpected events that happen in the drying or firing process, and there will be a delay on your order. Other times there will be an imperfection like a small surface blemish on the underside from the drying process. Please contact me via a convo to check on you order or to learn more about my current production schedule and backlog.
To customize the items, please select the item listing that is most similar in size and shape and lid type to the one that you want. Then select the options from the sizing menu as you add it to your cart ( size, gold accent option, quote option, glaze in text option). All urns come with name/date. After that the customizations are added in the "note to seller" prompt within the transaction during checkout. I recommend opening a second window during checkout of the item details page of the listing so you can refer to the list of customization options as well as view the color palette and stamp palettes. For anything you miss during checkout or want changed later, just send me a convo within etsy and I can add a note to your order.
The urns are available with cork lids or ceramic lids, as seen in the listings. The cork lids generally fit snug, although they are a natural material they will have imperfections and also I modify them to the shape of the urn opening. The ceramic lids fit loosely on top of the urn and will need sealed into place after you add the ashes to secure it. You can also seal the cork lids into place if you would like. For sealing, I recommend a clear silicon sealant like you find in the paint section of Home Depot. It is applied easily, dries quickly and clear, and cleans up without hassle. You can also use a thick glue, epoxy or wax. I have had customers have their crematorium or funeral home seal the urns also, or you can do it.

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