The Butterfly Raku Urn is a beautiful handcrafted ceramic cremation urn, hand thrown in the Raku firing process. The butterfly image is a raised carving crafted by hand. Raku is a traditional ancient Japanese firing process used in the production of stoneware, and with the beautiful glaze finish and your choice of color scheme this ceramic urn is an elegant memorial urn for your loved one.
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 urn vessels are unique in the particulars of the design and glaze finish.
We now keep these urns in stock in the Standard and Large sizes, to ship out within the same or next business day. 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
- Qualifies for FREE ground shipping (2-8 business days in the USA)
- Dimensions: 10-12" high x 6-9" wide
- Typically in stock and ships within 1 business day (Standard and Large sizes)
- Please allow 3-6 weeks for production on other sizes
- Expedited shipping can be arranged; please contact us to arrange
- Easy-to-seal lid; see here for instructions
- Gorgeous butterfly design
- Unique colors and finish patterns which vary considerably