Ceramic urns & glass urns – Real jewels Ming vases, the “good china”, or faïence – ceramic is always associated with tenderness, daintiness, and splendour. Ceramic is made from clay that is blended with water, then shaped and fired. Unsurprisingly, they started to make urns from ceramic as well. Ceramic urns are durable and delicate at the same time. They are graceful and stylish. Definition of ceramic and types of ceramic What are ceramic urns? Ceramic is a generic term. It generally describes products which are made in a specific way: An inorganic, hardly water-soluble material is mixed with water. The raw mixture is shaped at room temperature. The form is fired to a harder, permanent object at more than 800 degrees Celcius. The final product is at least 30 percent crystalline. The generic term ceramic is subdivided into rough ceramics and fine ceramics. Rough ceramics can be tiles or other building materials. On the other hand, crockery and ceramic art belong to the fine ceramics. For porcelain, you need a certain composition of soil. To achieve the typical white colour, Kaolin is necessary. Other forms of ceramics are stoneware and earthenware like terracotta. When do ceramic urns make sense? Do I need a ceramic urn? Like with all ceramics, the urn is not biodegradable. Because of its longevity, it is especially suitable for urn walls (columbariums) and other parts of life in which the decorative element is fully highlighted. A customer from Switzerland told us that the urn is now an integral part of the mantel in their living room. Can there be a better place for memories? Ceramic urns and columbarium To be suitable for a columbarium, a ceramic urn needs to resist all weather conditions, including frost, and must not absorb any moisture. This is guaranteed by glazing or firing it at an extremely high temperature. Therefore, not every ceramic urn is necessarily suitable for an urn wall. It highly depends on its quality. At Mementi, all ceramic urns can be placed into columbariums. We stand for high-quality. Kolumbarium auf einem Friedhof in Deutschland Ceramic urns for home In a ceramic urn, you can store, for example, items to remember the deceased. Or as part of the memorial service, each one of the guests can write down a wish for eternity or memory on a piece of paper, and these can be kept in the commemorative urn like in a time capsule. Ceramic urns and natural burials A natural burial is interpreted as closing the natural cycle. Arisen out of nature and nourished by it, mankind finally becomes part of nature again. For that, you need biodegradable urns which decompose. A ceramic urn usually cannot provide that. That is why you are often not allowed to use a ceramic urn for a natural burial. Urns from the shop Jet Black Floral Glass Urn£ 195.00 Includes 20% Tax Free Shipping Delivery Time: Immediately Available Delivery outside of the UK or outside of the EU can result in additional tariffs or fees. Please check with us before ordering. Add to basket Gorgeous glass poppy urn for a...£ 195.00 Includes 20% Tax Free ShippingDelivery outside of the UK or outside of the EU can result in additional tariffs or fees. Please check with us before ordering. Read more Exquisite graphite grey and si...£ 195.00 Includes 20% Tax Free Shipping Delivery Time: Immediately Available Delivery outside of the UK or outside of the EU can result in additional tariffs or fees. Please check with us before ordering. Add to basket Brown Butterfly Glass Urn£ 195.00 Includes 20% Tax Free ShippingDelivery outside of the UK or outside of the EU can result in additional tariffs or fees. Please check with us before ordering. Read more Ceramic urns at Mementi What we can do for you Our ceramic urns for ashes set new standards. Purposely, the colouring is reduced, and the structure emphasises immortality. This model of an urn is particularly demanded by blind people and those with visual impairment as they will be able to perceive and feel the structures of this urn. Furthermore, the urn is an immortal ornament keeping the memory alive long-term. Further services for ceramic urns by Mementi include: Free shipping Shipping to the undertaker or to a specified address Personalisation at any time If you are interested in a ceramic urn, please also have a look at our online store. Looking for a personalised urn? Please contact us via our contact form, and we gladly advise you concerning a personalised urn for the ashes of your loved ones.