Ceramic Cremation Burial Urn for Ashes, Crystalline Pottery, SacredUrnsEtc by Susan Fontaine Pottery

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Temple Top Finial Crystalline Urn 9 3/4" tall including fineal temple top and 5 1/4" wide. This simple but elegant urn will hold up to about 80 lbs. living weight of ashes. I threw this piece on the wheel and then hand carved the temple top fineal on the lid before putting it through the multi-step Crystalline process. Crystalline glazing is a particularly beautiful but equally involved process. The pieces are brought to a high temperature quickly in the kiln and then soaked at a slightly lower temperature to allow for the special crystals to form from the zinc "seeds" in the glaze. A special "pedastal" must be made for each piece to catch the glaze as it runs down the vase. Then the vase must be carefully (the vase can be easily broken at this point) separated from the pedastal and then the foot is ground smooth. These glazes are lead-free and non-toxic. Food and machine safe. Each vase has a clear, interior liner glaze. Crystals sparkle like snowflakes when displayed in natural or under bright lights. Every item displayed is ready to ship. Each crystalline piece is unique and cannot be duplicated. The exact same glaze and firing schedule will produce varying crystals from piece to piece! Unfortunately photographing these pieces often does not show the reflective beauty and exquisite crystals of the piece. Wooden bases sold in customizations for $20 Lids may be temporarily sealed with museum wax or permanently sealed with an epoxy glue.