The Imperial Blue Raku Ceramic Cremation Urn is a handmade funeral urn, each piece crafted to order in the traditional Japanese Raku-fired ceramic art process by an accomplished ceramic artist in the U.S.A.
Raku ceramics are crafted in a unique process, resulting in one-of-a-kind designs that display incredible depth of beauty. 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 as 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 Raku-fired funeral urns are one of a kind and completely unique in the particulars of the design. The urn you receive will look different from the one pictured above.
The Imperial Blue 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.), Child (75 c.i.), as well as a sharing keepsake size that holds 45 cubic inches of ashes. 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 this, see here.