Snow Crystalline Ceramic Urn with Quartz Lid

$259.00

The Snow Crystalline Ceramic Urn with Quartz Lid is an exquisite piece of one-of-a-kind art that will beautifully function as your pet’s final resting place.

This urn was created by a ceramic artist in Poland with love, utmost care and attention. The complex glazing process involves growing crystals during the firing process. The result is a stunning original work of art. (See more process notes below.)

This urn is topped by a gorgeous crystalline blue lid with a clear natural quartz stone.

Beautiful white, cream, light blue and silver gray glaze on the outside, cream finish on the inside.

Signed by the artist.

Appropriate for the remains of a pet up to approximately 50 lbs, or as a keepsake urn for a larger pet.

Dimensions: 4.7″ (12 cm) tall; 5.1″ (13 cm) wide

***Process/creation notes from the artist:  When the crystals cool down they obtain their final appearance, become permanent, and will not change.  The glazes are made in my studio where I perform many trials to find out at what temperature they grow best and how long to keep them in the kiln. The glaze must contain the proper chemical composition. Zinc oxide and silica are the formers, they form together zinc silicate. After reaching top temperature as quickly as possible, the kiln is cooled until the temperature where the crystals growth is reached. This is usually about 2100 F-1900 F. Crystals take a long time to grow, about 3-5 hours. The shape of the crystals differs in various temperatures. It also changes when we modify the amount of each component of the glaze. The process of creating crystalline glaze is more involved than with other glazes as it has a tendency to run off the pot. A special ring must be made for each piece as well as a small plate to catch the glaze in order to protect the shelves of the kiln. After this, we face the difficult operation of removing the piece from the pedestal. We must also grind the bottom smooth. The whole process is troublesome, but the effect is stunning.

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Additional information

Dimensions 5.1 × 5.1 × 4.7 in