LongLoveMemorials

♥ Porcelain Urns for Beloved Pets ♥

Los Angeles, California | 145 Sales

LongLoveMemorials

♥ Porcelain Urns for Beloved Pets ♥

Los Angeles, California 145 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars (52)

Announcement   Your beloved cat deserves a beautiful resting place to represent the precious space they occupied in your life, and in your heart.♥ Here at Long Love Memorials, I offer my finely-crafted memorials which are lovingly handmade by me - a real person who understands what you’re going through. As an animal lover, I know the immense pain that comes from losing a beloved pet.

I'm so grateful to apply my skills (honed over 15 years in the fine art ceramics field) to creating dignified pet memorials with an unrivaled emphasis on elegance, quality, and craftsmanship. Each urn is thrown on the potter's wheel and crafted by hand in a lengthy process involving more than 20 steps from start to finish. This multi-step production process naturally ensures that each piece is unique and of the highest quality, rather than being quickly reproduced with a mold.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions, and read my FAQ section to learn more about me and my products.

✦NEW✦ $6.00 US shipping (& discounted international shipping) on all urns.

✦ Now offering payment plans (layaway) for orders starting at $200. Contact me for details.✦

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✦ Website: www.longlovememorials.com
✦ YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCnoc3b0YlfrtjtOMrTsemeg
✦ Facebook: facebook.com/LongLoveMemorials
✦ Twitter: @LongLvMemorials
✦ Instagram: @LongLoveMemorials

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Last updated on Jan 24, 2019

Your beloved cat deserves a beautiful resting place to represent the precious space they occupied in your life, and in your heart.♥ Here at Long Love Memorials, I offer my finely-crafted memorials which are lovingly handmade by me - a real person who understands what you’re going through. As an animal lover, I know the immense pain that comes from losing a beloved pet.

I'm so grateful to apply my skills (honed over 15 years in the fine art ceramics field) to creating dignified pet memorials with an unrivaled emphasis on elegance, quality, and craftsmanship. Each urn is thrown on the potter's wheel and crafted by hand in a lengthy process involving more than 20 steps from start to finish. This multi-step production process naturally ensures that each piece is unique and of the highest quality, rather than being quickly reproduced with a mold.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions, and read my FAQ section to learn more about me and my products.

✦NEW✦ $6.00 US shipping (& discounted international shipping) on all urns.

✦ Now offering payment plans (layaway) for orders starting at $200. Contact me for details.✦

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✦ Website: www.longlovememorials.com
✦ YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCnoc3b0YlfrtjtOMrTsemeg
✦ Facebook: facebook.com/LongLoveMemorials
✦ Twitter: @LongLvMemorials
✦ Instagram: @LongLoveMemorials

Cara Long

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*coupon code below*
This new custom painted kitty urn features light pink and gray dots on the lid.
Choose YOUR favorite colors or match your kitty's fur.
Ready to place your order? Use coupon code PINK17 now thru 10/31 for FREE US shipping/handling!
My approach to painting kitty portraits in porcelain is similar to painting on other surfaces. I sketch shapes onto the clay, build up layers of pigment, and (too easily) become obsessed with depicting details. heart
Pictured: A custom cat portrait for urn.
I wrote a long post on my Instagram page (@LongLoveMemorials) about this particular urn, which I made for a very special kitty named Rusty blue_heart And I'm pleased to now offer these custom pet portrait urns in my Etsy shop (previously only by request).
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About

Long Love Memorials is a boutique ceramics studio creating heirloom-quality urns which exemplify the profound emotional bond we share with our pets.

Each item in the Long Love Memorials Collection is handmade from lovely white translucent porcelain, adorned with decorative embellishments, and finished with durable glazes. The distinctive designs of my signature urns and memorials will help preserve the memory of your dear pet, while serving as a lovely presence in your home.

Taking immense pride in the craftsmanship and quality of my work, an intense devotion to my craft is evident in every item I create. From conception to completion, all pieces in the Long Love Memorials collection are individually handcrafted by me in my Los Angeles studio.

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  • Cara Long

    Owner, Maker, Jane Of All Trades

    Cara has 15+ years of experience & 2 college degrees in studio ceramics. She integrates pastry techniques into the ceramic process to explore concepts of decadence, adornment, consumption, and loss. She lives in L.A. with her darling kitty & husband

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Last updated on May 18, 2018
Frequently asked questions
WHAT MAKES A LONG LOVE MEMORIALS URN SPECIAL AND UNIQUE?

When you choose a Long Love Memorials urn, you’re investing in a finely-crafted memorial that was lovingly handmade by a real person - someone who understands what you’re going through. As an animal lover myself, I know the pain that comes from losing a beloved pet.

Furthermore, I take immense pride in the craftsmanship and quality of my work; the items you purchase are backed by an intense devotion to my craft.

HOW DO YOU MAKE YOUR URNS?

As a one-woman studio, I make work in small batches, creating every single urn by hand from start to finish.

Here’s a quick run-down of the steps involved:

I’ll throw a porcelain jar on the potter’s wheel and allow it to dry overnight. I’ll refine the shape, trim the jar, create & carefully fit the lid, & add details and attachments. The jar & lid will slowly dry out over 5 days before being fired in a kiln for 2 days. After that, I’ll sand & clean the object, glaze it, and stamp it with my logo before putting it into the kiln again for its final firing to 2200 degrees F. Once the final firing is complete, I’ll carefully inspect the object for any defects, and then I’ll sand the entire porcelain jar to make it smooth & lovely.

WHAT SIZE PET URN DO I NEED?

Typically, 1lb of live weight = 1 cubic inch of volume. This is the general rule for both animals &humans. Ex: if your pet weighed 12lbs before death, you will need an urn with at least a 12 cubic inch capacity.

It’s important to understand that the cremated remains will likely come in a plastic bag with a metal closure. Keeping the remains in that bag could take up additional space in the urn. Some people also put special keepsakes inside the urn. Furthermore, if you’d like to store the remains of more than one pet in the same vessel (either immediately or in the future), you’d want to pick a much larger urn.

For these reasons, I encourage people to choose an urn that is at least 5 cubic inches larger than what they think they'll need.

DO YOU MAKE URNS FOR DOGS?

Currently, my primary option for dog owners is the Capsule Urn. Alternatively, you can order the Darling Ivory Urn without the cat figurine on top. If you need a larger dog urn option, either of those two designs can be made in a larger size to accommodate the remains.

I am also working on some additional urn designs for dogs, which I will introduce later this year.

If you would like a different urn for your dog than is listed here, please contact me to place a custom order.

DO YOU OFFER URNS OR MEMORY BOXES FOR INFANTS?

I currently offer a variety of keepsake jars which are a suitable “memory box” size for holding a partial amount of cremated remains, or the full cremains of small animals or infants. If you would like something more personalized, I can design a custom container for your needs. Contact me with your inquiry.

CAN YOU TRANSFER MY PET’S OR LOVED ONE’S CREMAINS INTO AN URN THAT I PURCHASE?

Having done this myself for family members, I can attest that transferring remains can be an incredibly emotional and difficult task.

Unfortunately, I cannot personally offer this service to customers because my studio is not the appropriate sterile environment. However, rather than trying to muster the courage to do it yourself, simply contact your veterinarian or funeral home. They can easily and quickly conduct this transfer for you, oftentimes at no cost.

I ALREADY BURIED MY PET, BUT I LOVE YOUR WORK. CAN I USE YOUR URNS IN ANOTHER WAY TO MEMORIALIZE MY PET?

In addition to- or in the absence of- cremated remains, many people use my jars to stow precious keepsakes such as small photos, hand-written notes, tags, locks of fur, and whiskers.

Some customers also simply enjoy having these jars as display items in their homes.

CAN YOU INCLUDE A GIFT MESSAGE WITH MY ORDER?

I’m happy to include a small gift card with your purchase at no additional charge. During checkout, please indicate that your order is a gift, and leave the message there, or send me a separate email.

HOW CAN I CLEAN MY NEW PORCELAIN ITEM?

Dirt and stains on smooth, unglazed surfaces can be cleaned with a soft scrub brush and some baking soda mixed with water. Textured, unglazed surfaces (such as the lid of the Darling Ivory Urn) should be gently cleaned with a soft sponge and soapy water, taking care not to scrub too hard. Metal marks from jewelry or silverware can be removed with a cleaning product called Bar Keepers Friend.

Using harsh cleaning agents or abrasive tools on Long Love Memorials items is strongly discouraged, as it could damage the surface of the porcelain. I cannot be held responsible for damage that occurs from cleaning.