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Raku Urn with Purple Amethyst Crystal / handmade pottery

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This full sized urn is a dramatic, beautiful final resting place for one you love. The oval hollow displays a lovely amethyst specimen,with multiple mauve and white points.

Once a year I go to the Bancroft Gem Fair to find the best crystal specimens. Then I hand build the urn with a custom sized recess to fit the individual stone. The urn is bisque fired, then put in an outside raku kiln. When it is glowing hot, I remove it with long iron tongs, and bury it in a bucket of black walnut shavings. I cover it tightly, and leave it until it turns either a rich velvety black, or a lovely dark silvery pewter color.

Depending on the stone I am using, I either leave the pot in its natural state or else wax and polish it. I then use a jeweler's epoxy to mount the crystal in its recess. I leave it to cure on its side for 2 days to ensure a permanent bond.

The urn measures 11 inches high and 7 inches wide and has a 3.5 inch base.
It comfortably holds the volume of a standard temporary cremation container, or a generous 8 cups.

I ONLY ship my large sculptures and urns by Expresspost: it's faster and safer.
If you buy more than one item, I will refund any excess postage.
ONTARIO RESIDENTS: Shipping will be $40. I will refund you the difference.

Raku Urn with Purple Amethyst Crystal / handmade pottery

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