Raku Pet Urns
Raku Pet Urns are handmade in Devon by one of the the countries finest Raku artists, exclusively for My Pets Ashes.
Ceramic urns are beautiful, each one is subtly different making it your very own unique memorial artwork.
|Kumo (meaning cloud)||180mm||110mm||0.9 ltrs||All pets apart from large dogs|
|Misuto (meaning mist)||180mm||130mm||0.9 ltrs||All pets apart from large dogs|
|Heiwa (meaning peace)||150mm||110mm||0.75 ltrs||All pets apart from large dogs|
|Nokori (meaning to remain)||170mm||100mm||0.9 ltrs||All pets apart from large dogs|
|Suinim (meaning puzzle)||150mm||100mm||0.75 ltrs||All pets apart from large dogs|
Raku Pet Urns are designed for your beloved pet’s ashes – you may want to scatter some and keep some, you may want different members of the family to have some.
You can your beloved pet’s ashes discreetly at home, as a stunning piece of art.
Chris has been throwing & firing pots for 40 years. His workshop is in 6 acres of woodland on the banks of the river Tamar.
The land has water meadows and ponds, which has become a haven for the numerous wildlife in the area. The Tamar Valley has a long mining history and the workshop itself stands close to one of these mines. Tin, copper and tungsten were once mined here and the whole valley is rich in minerals, some of which are used in Chris’s glaze.
Chris’s raku pots were recently featured in episode 3 of the first series of the BBC’s ‘Great Pottery Throwdown’. He is also featured in the newly published book ‘The New Age of Ceramics’ by Hannah Stouffer.
The Raku Style
Raku is rapidly fired to around 1,000° c, whilst still red hot it is taken from the kiln with metal tongs and held in the air for a number of seconds until the glaze crazes.
It’s then placed in a container of sawdust, which instantly combusts and the carbon from the burning penetrates through the crazing into the clay whilst turning any unglazed areas black.
The pot is covered in sawdust and left to cool for several hours, when cool the pot is scrubbed clean to reveal the white glaze and crazing.
The burning sawdust gives Raku it’s distinctive wood smoke smell which does disappear over time. The method means that means that no two raku pieces are the same.
Keepsake Raku Urn is NOT SUITABLE FOR OUTDOORS
Keeping the ashes
Many people keep their beloved pet’sashes at home, some because they are not sure what to do with them, some because they are not yet ready to do something with them and some simply want to keep them close by, in the house.
Sometimes, very well meaning, friends will give advice such as ‘it’s time to move on’ or ‘you’ll feel better if you scatter/bury them’.
You are the only one who will know how you feel about the loss of your pet. And only you will know when and if the time is right to do something, if ever, with their ashes.
Until you decide what you want to do a raku urn can keep your pet’s ashes safely and discreetly at home without you having to explain your reasons to anyone.
If someone admires the beautiful urn then it is up to you whether you tell them or not.