The encaustic painted, biodegradable urn is new to my line of urns. I have made this urn because I have fallen in love the encaustic method of painting. This method involves melting beeswax and color pigment in layers, then using tools to scrape away, make marks and melt again. The resulting surface can be heavily textured or have a completely smooth surface.
Biodegradable Clay Urns are made from recycled clay blended thoroughly with recycled paper pulp. This combination of clay and paper pulp make for an extremely strong bond which acts like woven material when the clay is wet. As the fiber and clay dry it becomes extremely hard and durable, (think gauze covered paper mache… strong like a gosh darn Piñata, but much thicker!) The urn is not fired in a kiln, therefore can degrade naturally when it is put into a body of water. This also allows me to decorate the urn quite differently then if the urn were fired in a kiln and glazed.
I am categorizing these urns as biodegradable, because like my 100% biodegradable urns they are not fired in a kiln. The paper and clay part of these urns will break down in water, and in the earth. The encaustic painted surface application of beeswax and damar resin (tree sap) are not totally water soluble, therefore these urns should not be used for burial at sea. My intention for these urns is for natural earth burial, or to keep as a treasured memory for your home.
Each urn is truly one of a kind, therefore quite individual. The urn that is pictured here is the exact urn you will receive.
“Green Burial” goes hand in hand with a life well lived on this earth. The good earth has given us so much; why not give ourselves back to the earth “naturally”.
This urn is a keepsake size, or small pet size, it measures 5″h x 4″w. and will hold up to 20 cubic inches**
** One cubic inch = One pound of live weight.
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