The Christian Symbol Raku Ceramic Cremation Urn is a beautifully designed and executed art funeral urn, hand thrown in the Raku firing process. 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 a beautiful 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 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 funeral urns are unique in the particulars of the design and glaze finish.
As these ceramic urns are generally made-to-order, please allow about 3-6 weeks for your urn to be shipped. Often, we can 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 slightly. The Christian "fish" symbol, the Ichthys, is an ancient and now very popular symbol representative of the Christian faith. The name "Ichthys" is an acronym of the first letters of the Greek for "Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior."
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.