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Dragon Temple Urns Pair

Sizes: 26" high x 15" diameter

Nationally known artists, Kathleen Buck and Kathy Thompson, collaborated on this amazing pair of mosaic Dragon Temple Urns.

Painter Kathleen Buck, designed the swirling dragon motif, and potter, Kathy Thompson converted Buck's drawings into mosaic patterns.

The next step was making the tiles from slab clay. Each piece was hand cut, and shaped to conform to the contours of the 26" polystone vessels. Forming the tiles to fit the removable lids was quite the challenge.

In addition, each tile had to be numbered corresponding to the pattern to assist in the final assembly process. Considering there are several thousand individual tiles on each urn, this was a job in itself.

Once, the wet clay pieces were dry, they went through a bisque kiln firing and were ready to glaze. Each piece was individually glazed, then fired again at a higher temperature to vitrify (make glass like), bringing out the wonderful colors and beauty of each contoured piece.

Kathy and Kathleen then jig-sawed the pieces together on the urns. Kathleen created one, Kathy the other. Although the patterns for each were mirror images, the final products differ slightly, reflecting each artist's interpretation. After the tiles were set in place, the urns were covered with an epoxy based grout, filling in all the spaces and making the finished pieces strong and durable.

These Dragon Temple Urns would make a stunning statement at your entryway or on your fire hearth. The removable lids make them perfect for housing your treasures, collectibles, or..... Alternatively, the dragons could greet your guests at your driveway or stand guard over your garden. Although the polystone, tiles and grout are considered all-weather, we suggest the urns be protected indoors in areas of the country that experience harsh winters of repeated freezing and thawing for the duration of the icy conditions.

Shipping: The shipping price we have quoted is for UPS ground ( 1 - 5 days). We will deliver the urns to an authorized UPS agent in Newberg, OR, who will securely pack and ship them. They will be packaged in three boxes, 1 for each urn and 1 for both tops. The price includes insurance for the full purchase price.

Or, even better yet. If you can come to Newberg, Oregon, you can pick them up at the House of Whispering Firs.

Questions? Please ask before buying. Thank you.

Mosaic Art Handmade Ceramic Tile Dragon Temple Urns Pair

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: handmade ceramic tiles, clay, glaze, grout, polystone
  • Only ships within United States.
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