YURNSbyMorzArt

Memorial Urn Sculptures for Awesome Personalities

Bastrop, Texas · 49 Sales

YURNSbyMorzArt

Memorial Urn Sculptures for Awesome Personalities

Bastrop, Texas 49 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Find Comfort. Feel Connection. Honor Love.
Handmade in Texas by Husband/Wife Art Team

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Last updated on Dec 24, 2017

Find Comfort. Feel Connection. Honor Love.
Handmade in Texas by Husband/Wife Art Team

MorzArt

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MorzArt

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5 out of 5 stars
(11)
Morgan Smith

Morgan Smith on Apr 28, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This urn was so beautifully made & the engraving was perfect. The seller was available for constant communication & very assuring of prompt delivery during an obviously distressing time. Thanks again for everything!

Pat

Pat on Apr 10, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Love the conga and the service was great.

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About

It’s more than an urn, it’s a YURN.

Nothing can really prepare you for the significant losses that we all face in life...it’s in the process of grief that you hope to find the silver-linings that carry you forward, make you stronger and shape the character that is uniquely you.

In 2011 we lost our home, workshop and forest in Texas’ largest wildfire, the Bastrop County Complex Fire. Through the process of rebuilding our home, with the pine trees on the property, we befriended a local sawyer. That friendship led to assisting him in the development of Star of Texas Casket Company. The exposure to the funeral industry, along with the subsequent loss of Rob’s mom in March of 2014, had us researching the urn market. That search led us back to our art and love of clay sculpture. We knew we could provide unique, handmade urns, different from the rest.

As the popularity of cremation options grow, we want to help to change the notion of the typical urn form. We create works of art that are out-of-the-ordinary and down-to-earth…honest in subject, but discreet in function. YURNS don’t look like an urn. They’re more. They’re more uplifting, more personal, and they’re crafted with more heart.

Cremation urns are a sacred space, and it a great honor to be of service to families in such a meaningful way. This art is a part of our soul. It is the result of great loves and great losses. We understand the desire to find that “perfect place”…a memorial urn to remember your loved one properly.

It’s more than an urn... it's a precious heirloom that you can feel a connection to, find comfort in, and inspire stories of your loved one for generations to come.

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  • Morz Art

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    MorzArt wants to help to change the notion of the typical urn form by creating works that are out-of-the-ordinary and down-to-earth...pieces that families can feel a connection to, find comfort in, and have stories of for generations to come.

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Last updated on Mar 14, 2018
Frequently asked questions

Are YURNS a good fit for my loved one? Can I order custom or personalized pieces?

You’ll know it the moment you see it. Our unconventional urns aren’t for everyone. Our YURNS are for unique personalities whose memory doesn’t resonate with a traditional urn on the shelf. YURNS offer an artistic alternative in cremation vessels.
We can personalize your YURN by hand carving names, dates, or other personal aspects into the clay body prior to kiln-fire. If you have an idea for a special memorial, please share it with us…we do commissioned pieces and can hand sculpt a unique custom urn just for you.

What are YURNS made of?

Kiln-fired clay, also known as ceramic, is a process that has been employed for thousands of years. The word “ceramic” comes from the Greek word for “pottery”. The earliest found ceramic object dates back over 27,000 years, and remnant pottery sherds allow archaeologists to date historic sites, and determine resources and technologies used. The firing process changes the physical properties of the clay body into a material that is permanently hardened and durable throughout time.

How are YURNS made?

Each YURN is a work of art produced solely by MorzArt, the husband and wife team of Rob & Jamaica from Bastrop, TX.
They are individually handcrafted through a slip-cast method which produces the hollow vessel in which the cremains are placed. We use a variety of materials to create the finishes of each product. We hand paint each one individually using a possible variety of oxide washes, acrylic paints, metallic waxes and finishing sealer.
Our hands-on approach produces artisan quality sculptures that will vary slightly from piece to piece. In other words, no two will ever be exactly alike, giving you an heirloom-quality, unique work of art.

Will my piece look like what is pictured?

Photographing 3-dimensional, metallic objects can be tricky and doesn't fully convey the beauty of the piece as seen in person. Due to the handmade nature of our YURNS, some color or form variation will occur. We try to provide the best representative image of each YURN; however differences in color settings of monitors/screens affect the actual color of pieces. The size or form of the actual piece is shown in scale representations to help show these elements.

What does cubic inch capacity equate to?

Various processing methods by service providers can result in differing volumes for people of equal weight. Industry standard states that one cubic inch of volume is needed per pound of the person’s total weight. So, if a person weighed 150 lbs., and you would like to inurn the whole individual, industry recommends an urn that is 150 cubic inches or larger.
Smaller keepsake sized urns are a good solution for those who wish to scatter or share portions of the cremains.
If inurning all the cremains is important to you, please use the 1 to 1 ratio for peace of mind.

How do I inurn my loved one’s cremains into a YURN?

If needed, most local funeral homes will assist you in the inurning process- you may need to make arrangements ahead of time.
Each YURN is produced with an adequate opening concealed on the backside or bottom of the piece, and comes with accompanying closure hatch cut from the ceramic body. It is recommended to inurn the cremains by keeping them within the plastic bag provided by your funeral professional. In order to place the bag within a YURN, it may be necessary to move the wire tie and tag toward the top of the bag and distribute the material throughout the length of the bag, so that it may fit through the opening. To permanently seal the vessel, simply affix a bead of permanent adhesive to the edge of the closure hatch and set.

How do I mount the YURN on a wall?

All of our wall-mounted pieces are constructed with a high-temperature wire hanger that is fused within the ceramic body during the kiln-fire. We weight test the hanging system to 20 pounds of downward strength.
Use care when selecting a wall location. It is recommended that you provide an adequate sized (1-2”) screw driven into a wooden “stud” in the wall of your home.
If the desired location for the memorial sculpture is not convenient where a stud falls, then use a drywall hanger. Home improvement stores have drywall hangers with various weight ratings. We suggest using a minimum 20 lb. hanger. When utilizing the drywall hanger, carefully read the instructions provided by the manufacturer.

Can YURNS be shipped directly to a funeral home?

Yes, if pre-arrangements are made with your funeral professional, simply provide us with the name and shipment address of the funeral home.

Are there any special precautions?

Although the ceramic material would weather the elements in an outdoor environment, direct exposure to the finish would likely show signs of wear over time. If placing a YURN outdoors, it is recommended that you shelter it from direct sun and precipitation.
Dust regularly, and if necessary, use a mild soap solution.

What if I can’t afford the retail price? Are there prices for funeral professionals?

It is our honor to be of service to anyone who wishes to have a YURN memorial for their loved one. We have experienced and understand hard times during loss. We are open to payment arrangements to those in need…please, just ask.

We do provide pricing for Funeral Industry Professionals. Please contact us for more information about our services.