Burr Elm medallion Keepsake

Design Influence

This hand made Burr Elm Medallion keepsake has been made individually by a national award-winning Artisan and master craftsman, Seamus Cassidy. Each keepsake is created by hand and eye which makes each one unique together with the stunning wood grain. This is a Keepsake cremation Urn that will always be with the family throughout the generations to come and can be used to hold a small amount of ashes or sentimental keepsake items, like a lock of hair or piece of jewelry. The body of the Keepsake Urn is made from dried maple and turned on a lathe so precisely that it is a treat to hold. The lid insert and the internal base is made from Burr Elm and is then carefully finished. Seamus' Urns highlight the beauty of each piece of wood and the fine workmanship can be seen in the texture of each object taking hours of craftsmanship. A true perfectionist, Seamus insists on taking responsibility for the quality of each piece from tree to its final home. Seamus has made a very small number of these Urns should a family want a set.

Burr Elem Medallion Keepsake Urn Color

The color of each piece is enhanced by oiling multiple times to really bring out the natural grain and depth of color and some elements of his work allow him to use a scorched timer or bleached wood to further enhance his creations.

Presentation and Delivery

The Burr Elm Keepsake will be delivered safely in its own wooden presentation box and each piece is personally signed by Seamus.

About the Artisan -

Seamus- Celtic Shield Collection

Artisan-Seamus- Celtic Shield Collection

He has a unique ability to recognize a beautiful object in a piece of wood and uses his skills to reveal the hidden and unique beauty. He uses Irish native wood grown for decades and dried over many years to create breathtaking and totally unique Urns and memorials. Seamus has won 20+ Irish National awards for his creations and has been commissioned for unique pieces for the President of Ireland, Royal Dublin Society, Irish Landscape Institute, to name but a few.
His unique sculptural pieces sometimes use textured, bleached and scorched woods, gold, metals, leather, glass. Favored techniques include steam bending, texturing, and fine polishing. His memorial Celtic Shield collection offers families the opportunity to memorialize their loved ones in Art pieces designed to retain the ashes in elegant homes, with a family that is proud of their heritage. So what is woodturning ...Woodturning is the craft of using the wood lathe with hand-held tools to cut a shape that is symmetrical around the axis of rotation. Like the potter's wheel, the wood lathe is a simple mechanism which can generate a variety of forms. The operator is known as a turner, and the skills needed to use the tools were traditionally known as turnery. In pre-industrial England, these skills were sufficiently difficult to be known as 'the misterie' of the turners guild. The skills to use the tools by hand, without a fixed point of contact with the wood, distinguish woodturning and the wood lathe from the machinists lathe, or metal-working lathe.