Mid sized Handmade Ceramic Cremation Candle Urn for Ashes, Crystalline Pottery, SacredUrnsEtc by Susan Fontaine Pottery


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Crystalline Candle Urn 5 3/4" tall and 5 1/2" wide. Holds about 75-80 lbs. living weight of ashes and makes a lovely addition anywhere in your home. This special piece was created as a prayer pot, funeral urn or simply as a decorative art piece for your home. I created it to hold a small tea light candle to be used during a special ceremony or for reflective moments. It can be lit for the Memorial or Celebration of Life service or on special occasions such as an anniversary or birthday to honor and celebrate the memory of a loved one. It can also hold written intentions and messages to a loved one or house sacred or special objects. I threw this piece on the wheel 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 base is sold in variations for $18. The lid can be temporarily sealed with museum wax or permanently sealed with an epoxy glue.