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. At Mementi, all ceramic urns can be placed into columbariums. We stand for high-quality.
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 cremation 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
Quality ceramic urns at Mementi
What we can do for you
Our ceramic cremation 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 in the 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.
Don’t forget our glass urns! Add beauty and remembrance to your home
Again if you’re looking for decorative urns as opposed to cremation urns then you may want to consider glass as beautiful and enduring. These urns are crafted by skilled craftspeople who blow and mould these design with artisanal expertise. We have a wide range of natural and floral designs that again compliment any household interior whilst serving as a continued reminder of your loved ones.
Personalisation of your loved one’s urn
If you find the right urn but wish to personalise it, perhaps you’d like a date of birth and death printed on the urn: then contact us via our contact form, and we will gladly advise you on how we can help.
Packaging and delivery costs are already included in our prices, so there are no hidden costs. Buying is also a very easy process, with secure online shopping cart ordering. However, if you are unsure how to choose the right urn, please have a look at our infographic about the selection process for an urn.