The Whispering Maple Leaves Raku Ceramic Urn is a hand-made cremation urn crafted by a ceramic artist using a lovely white crackle glaze which seals in light impressions from real maple leaves.
In Raku firing each piece of pottery is taken from the kiln red hot, the molten glaze silken and glowing. Then it is placed in a bed of combustible materials such as straw or leaves in an air-tight container. The dry plant material immediately bursts into flame and the “reduction chamber” is sealed. The flame and the smoking, oxygen starved atmosphere transform the glaze surface creating the unique, seemingly ancient, colors and textures of raku. Thus, each of our one-of-a-kind Raku-fired ceramic urns are unique in the particulars of the design and glaze finish.
As these ceramic urns are generally made-to-order, please allow up to 3-6 weeks for your urn to be hand crafted and shipped. Depending on current workload, we can often finish and deliver sooner, but if you need the urn by a specific date please contact us and we will make the necessary arrangements. These are handmade urns, and as such shape and colors of each urn will vary. **Colors and finish vary considerably.**
You may order this beautiful raku ceramic urn in a several different sizes to suit your need; we offer Standard (180 cubic inches), Large (220 c.i.), Companion or Double Urn (375 c.i.), as well as a sharing keepsake size that holds 45 cubic inches of cremains. The general rule to follow when figuring size is that 1 lb. healthy body weight equals 1 cubic inch of cremated remains; thus, a 180 lb. individual would need a 180 cubic inch funeral urn. For more help on urn sizing standards, see here.
- Hand-made in the USA
- FREE ground shipping
- Standard size dimensions: 11-13" high x 6-9" wide
- Multiple sizes available
- Made to order within 3-6 weeks
- Expedited shipping can be arranged; please contact us to arrange
- Easily sealable lid; see here for instructions
- Gorgeous "whispering maple leaves" design
- Unique colors and finish patterns which vary considerably