The Volute Krater Cremation Urn was inspired by the traditional Greek vessel form of the same name, thrown in three parts from Terra Cotta clay and assembled with the addition of handbuilt volute handles.
A krater is a large vase used to mix wine and water in ancient Greece, and volute refers to the spiral-like ornament which accents many Grecian columns. (Volute derives from the Latin "voluta", which means "scroll".)
This handmade ceramic urn is based on a type of Greek vessel known as a Volute Krater, circa 515 BC. As was traditional, it was thrown in three pieces; the body, the neck and the foot. After stiffening, the pieces are joined together and handbuilt volute handles are attached. These vessels were usually decorated with complex imagery using different colored slips. This ceramic cremation urn is intentionally left unadorned to focus on the elegant form. These forms were not customarily lidded so a custom lid has been created to enable the urn to be sealed. A special Terra Cotta clay is used, which has fine particles of Mica throughout. The surface is finished with many fine layers of Terra Sigillata, a very fine clay slip, and polished to create a soft sheen.
Our Grecian urns are generally made-to-order, so please allow up to 15 business days for your order to be shipped; however, we are often able finish and deliver sooner, so if you need the funeral urn by a specific date please contact us and we can help determine what arrangements need to be made. As ceramic urns are hand-made, there may be slight, minor variations between what is pictured and what you receive.
- FREE ground shipping
- Usually made to order in about 15 business days
- Handmade in the USA
- Classical Grecian urn style
- Terra Cotta clay
- Holds 180 cubic inches
- Dimensions: 11.5-12.5" H x 12-13" W