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These containers areRaku originated from ancient Japanese firings where glazed pieces are rapidly fired and removed from the kiln when the glaze is molten (1000 C). The hot pieces are then put straight into sawdust for smoking. The raku process is dramatic and unpredictable and it ensures that no two pieces are ever the same.

These elegant one off pieces of art make precious keepsake containers for your loved one's ashes, whether human ashes or pet ashes. Many people like to divide the ashes up into smaller containers so the ashes can be shared with other family members and friends, some people like to also divide the ashes into smaller keepsake urns so they can have them in each room of the house. These keepsake urns go beautifully with our Memorial Posey Vases.

Raku with Lid Keepsake Ashes Urn for People & Pets

  • Kate is a British ceramic artist creating distinctively sculptural pieces in raku and stoneware. Kate’s ceramics take inspiration from the passage of time and the way that objects have associations with our past. She often creates collections or a series of repeated forms. Whilst functional, Kate’s collections of jugs, vessels and containers are also intended to function as small-scale installations. The tonal effects of their surfaces of Kate’s ceramic pieces are achieved by applying many layers of glaze. This results in the tactile nature of the ceramics.

    Kate studied Three-Dimensional Design at the University of Brighton, specialising in ceramics and visual research. After graduating in 1996, Kate was selected for an international ceramic residency in Japan, where she worked alongside established Japanese, Korean and American artists. Once back in the UK, Kate was based in Cockpit Arts, London, for almost 10 years. Today Kate works from her studio at home in West Kent.

    In 1998, Kate was awarded the highly prized Crafts Council Setting Up Grant. Kate is a Professional Member of the Crafts Potters Association. She has completed commissions for a number of private and public collections, including the British Embassy in St Petersburg, Craftspace, Cowley Manor and The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.

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