This lovely turquoise blue urn was made using the ancient art of coil building — the 8,000 year-old technique of pottery making where ropes or coils of clay are added one at a time then smoothed.
The Raku technique involves firing the clay pot to around 1850 degrees, then taking it out of the kiln with tongs and putting in a a large can with shredded junk mail, which is then closed for 5 or 10 minutes to crackle and have the crack filled with smoke. Then it is taken out and briefly dunked in water. Once cooled, it is carefully finished with several layers of glaze.
Made in the U.S.A. by an artist in California.
Appropriate for the cremated remains of a small pet (up to 20 lbs) or as a keepsake urn for a larger pet.
Dimensions: 5″ tall by 5″ wide.