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Ceramic Cremation Urns

What Is a Raku Urn?

Raku translates as "happy accident" from the Japanese language. It is an ancient method of incorporating the four elements of water, fire, earth, and air into pottery making. The clay used to make the pot represents earth and water. The heat in the kiln is, of course, fire. After a short time in the oven, the piece is removed and plunged into a container filled with combustible material, like straw or paper. Once that material ignites, the container is closed to intensify the smoky atmosphere and introduce the air element. This thermal shock changes the glaze colors and often produces a pleasing crackled effect.

Handmade Ceramic Urns for Ashes

Browse our collection for ceramic cremation urns in a variety of sizes and styles. Choose a raku urn with Japanese and Native American touches, like bamboo or carved feather decorations. Also, find porcelain urns for ashes in modern minimalist designs with tea light candles or other fine details. All our ceramic urns for ashes are handmade by skilled artisans, so variations in color or appearance that enhance their unique beauty are to be expected. Whether you need ceramic pet urns or pottery urns for human loved ones, we have insight into how to find the right urn.

Celebrating Life with Compassion

Modern Memorials is committed to celebrating the loved ones who add joy and meaning to our lives. We offer kindness and comfort as you navigate this incredibly difficult time in the hope of making this journey a tiny bit easier. Browse our collections of wood, marble, and ceramic urns, and contact our team if you need advice on sizing or delivery. All qualifying orders ship free, and expedited shipping is available when circumstances require it. Find peace in the value and beauty of Modern Memorials.


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