Memorial Urns and Jars

  • Handmade to order. Please allow 4-6 weeks for production.
    Floating above the green earth, these sweet, rosy blossoms resemble billowing clouds. Delicate and ephemeral, blown by the spring wind and rain, the sakura soon fall, carpeting the earth with fragrant "snow." Their beauty, like life, is fleeting and must be enjoyed in the present moment. Handmade to order. No two pieces of the same design look exactly alike, that’s part of the magic of handmade ceramics. Because we lean away from technologies like molds, templates, and casts, each piece is wholly unique. Minor variations in size, decoration, color and finish are intrinsic to our pottery. Please expect and embrace the variation inherent in our process.
  • Handmade to order. Please allow 4-6 weeks for production.
    In Greek mythology, Iris is a golden-winged messenger of the gods who links heaven and earth. Here, a delicately sculpted iris sways in the gentle spring breeze.The lid of this piece is sunk below the rim, giving it more of a vase-like appearance. Handmade to order. No two pieces of the same design look exactly alike, that’s part of the magic of handmade ceramics. Because we lean away from technologies like molds, templates, and casts, each piece is wholly unique. Minor variations in size, decoration, color and finish are intrinsic to our pottery. Please expect and embrace the variation inherent in our process.
  • Handmade to order. Please allow 4-6 weeks for production.
    For many people, the dragonfly is a symbol of hope, immortality, and the afterlife. This symbolism is particularly strong in Japan, where in some spiritual ceremonies, dragonflies are thought to be the guides of souls revisiting their families on earth. The three linked dragonflies remind us of the unbroken union of past, present, and future. The lid of this piece is sunk below the rim, giving it more of a vase-like appearance. Handmade to order. No two pieces of the same design look exactly alike, that’s part of the magic of handmade ceramics. Because we lean away from technologies like molds, templates, and casts, each piece is wholly unique. Minor variations in size, decoration, color and finish are intrinsic to our pottery. Please expect and embrace the variation inherent in our process.
  • Handmade to order. Please allow 4-6 weeks for production.
    The ginkgo is often called the "bearer of hope" due to its ability to survive in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Its legendary tenacity and vitality make it a potent symbol of hope and renewal. Handmade to order. No two pieces of the same design look exactly alike, that’s part of the magic of handmade ceramics. Because we lean away from technologies like molds, templates, and casts, each piece is wholly unique. Minor variations in size, decoration, color and finish are intrinsic to our pottery. Please expect and embrace the variation inherent in our process.
  • Handmade to order. Please allow 4-6 weeks for production.
    No tree conveys a sense of strength and resilience like the oak. The tiny acorn contains everything necessary to grow into a strong, tall tree that is able to withstand the ravages of weather and time. This piece reminds us that strength and resilience, while they may be manifested on the outside, originate in that essential kernel within. Handmade to order. No two pieces of the same design look exactly alike, that’s part of the magic of handmade ceramics. Because we lean away from technologies like molds, templates, and casts, each piece is wholly unique. Minor variations in size, decoration, color and finish are intrinsic to our pottery. Please expect and embrace the variation inherent in our process.
  • Handmade to order. Please allow 4-6 weeks for production.
    The Craftsman Rose is a classic motif that never goes out of style. Here it appears framed in a windowpane pattern that accents its square shape. The full, round belly of the bowl provides a contrasting softness that is echoed in the handle of the jar's lid. Handmade to order. No two pieces of the same design look exactly alike, that’s part of the magic of handmade ceramics. Because we lean away from technologies like molds, templates, and casts, each piece is wholly unique. Minor variations in size, decoration, color and finish are intrinsic to our pottery. Please expect and embrace the variation inherent in our process.

Ceramic Memorial Urns for Ashes

Ephraim Pottery would be honored to help you select and customize a one-of-a-kind urn to memorialize your loved one. Generation upon generation will cherish our ceramic memorial urns as unique pieces of art.

How Do We Create Our Memorial Urns?

Ephraim artists create each urn one-at-a-time, by hand. Our potters begin the process with a piece of clay thrown on a potters’ wheel. Next, our sculptors design the decoration. These sculpted elements are then applied to the thrown form. The forms or the sculptural decorations are hand-created without the use of molds. Next, we add a glaze to the memorial urn. These crystalline matte glazes are designed in-house. Finally, the glazed pieces are fired in our kilns.

Can the Urns Be Customized?

Ceramic memorial urns may be customized with a short hand-incised inscription on their foot. Our urns may also be customized in different sizes and glaze colors to suit your preferences. Are you interested in even more customization options?  If so, simply contact us to discuss the possibilities. Over the years, we have worked with individual customers to create a number of specialized, customized ceramic urns.

What Type of Lids are Included with the Memorial Urns?

Our urns have ‘flanged lids’ that hang over the edge of the base or ‘gallery lids’ that sit inside the rim of the base. In addition, both flanged and gallery lids can be sealed with a silicone glue or epoxy. As a result, your loved one’s remains will be safe and secure. 

Above all, ceramic memorial urns are special because each piece is highly unique. Ephraim artists apply an exceptional amount of care and artistry to the urns we create, making them a distinctive way to honor those that you love. 

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