Selecting an urn can be an act of embracing life – as an integral part of our world around us first, and a cremation urn second. By choosing a vessel that represents who we are while living, we prepare those around us for what will hold our ashes after we are gone from the physical world.
The urns I create are so personal. None of them are preconceived, or production pieces, but are made one at a time, as the spirit guides me. The shape is ‘thrown’ on a wheel, and then after quiet reflection, an image is sketched that melds with the vessel, which is then hand carved out of the clay.
Having that special vessel in your home, as a sacred piece, is a process of embracing life with reverence while still here on earth.