Copper Kintsugi Ceramic Cremation Urn for Ashes, Raku Pots, SacredUrnsEtc by Susan Fontaine Pottery
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Copper Kintsugi Raku Flower Finial Urn 8 3/4" tall including Temple Top by 6 1/2" wide This piece will hold up to about 140 lbs. living weight of ashes. Kintsugi Pottery is an ancient technique of embracing flaws and imperfections in a piece by repairing and finishing with gold (or another precious metal) to raise the piece to a higher, more refined and valuable level. The underlying symbolic message is one of transformation...as it expresses out ability to rise above our imperfections and challenges, through resiliency and healing to attain rebirth and a higher state of being. I threw this urn on the wheel, bisque fired before glazing and firing it in a raku kiln. At a precise temperature it was quickly pulled and "reduced" in a trash can to produce the elemental effects. After firing it was embellished with copper leaf in the Kintsugi method. The wooden base is sold in customizations for $20. The lid can be temporarily sealed with museum wax or permanently sealed with an epoxy glue. Colors of raku pottery can change over time particularly when sitting in direct sunlight.