Ceramic Cremation Urns
About Ceramic Cremation Urns
When you're looking for a cremation urn that's beautiful and affordable, ceramic urns offer a wide variety of options. Ceramics can be made in many different shapes and forms, then painted with any color and design of the artist's choosing. They are individualized through the use of airbrushing, different firing techniques, and decorative textures. This means that you have a large number of options, from traditional vases to small round pots and cubes.
One of the special things about ceramic urns is that due to the firing process, the colors can change slightly from piece to piece. This makes each one special. While ceramics are typically not engraved the way that metal urns are, an urn pendant or urn medallion can be used with many urns to personalize them. You may also want to consider an urn stand, which can include a personalized plaque.
Ceramic Urn Options
Because ceramics can be made into so many shapes and colors, you have many options for size and design. Ceramic cremation urns may be created with molds, which can introduce interesting patterns into the material, or be hand thrown by the artist. The surface paint and texture also varies widely from urn to urn, from shiny glazes to matte finishes and metallic appliques. Painted designs are very popular, and can include flowers, butterflies, and religious imagery.
Caring for Your Urn
To keep your ceramic urn looking its best, wipe it down with a cloth every week or so to remove any dust. You should not need to polish or clean the urn more than this under normal circumstances. Ceramic is a delicate material, so use caution when moving or carrying your urn to prevent accidents. Always place the urn in a location where it cannot be bumped or knocked over, and consider using an urn stand if the base needs more stability.
When filling your ceramic urn, you may want to put the ashes into an inside-the-urn bag for added protection. While this is not absolutely necessary, it will hold the cremains should the urn itself be broken.
Sealing a Ceramic Urn
Depending on the specific urn that you choose, it may open at the top or bottom so that the cremains can be placed inside. Although many ceramic urns feature a very traditional vase appearance with the lid on top, they may actually include a bottom-sealing mechanism. No matter what kind of urn you choose, it's best to seal it closed with an epoxy glue. This will ensure that your love one's cremains are held safe and protected inside.
Enter in an approximate weight of your loved one before cremation and we will tell you the size needed.
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Choosing the right size urn is easy. For every one pound before cremation you will need 1 cubic inch of volume. For example, a loved one weighing 200 pounds will need an urn that is at least 200 cubic inches or larger. Choosing an urn larger then you need is OK.