Emerald Horizon Companion Urn

A tall urn, narrow at the base, broadening at the center and narrowing again at the top. The Glaze has been applied over two Glaze firings to create the depth and range of color, and easily 40 plus shades of green. This urn is truly an art piece, as you look at it the colors seem to change with so many different greens it feels like you are gazing into the Irish Countryside. The piece has been discreetly embellished with a center ribbon of 24karat gold that is reminiscent of a Celtic belt on ancient tunics. Photography does not do it justice and the owner of the Irish urns, Bob Hamilton, suggests you arrange a video call with him so that he can properly display the detailing, not just of the Glaze but also the overall shape, size, and unique lid. This is truly something very special, we just made two and will never / can never recreate these as the process involved was unique and the Glazing difficult to replicate Dan our Raku Ceramicist is based in the beautiful Surroundings Of The Dublin Mountains. Dan, Originally A Chef For More Than 10 Years, Is A Self-Taught Potter Who Turned His Hands From Plating Food To Creating Stunning Ceramics. Each Piece Is Hand Thrown Using Stoneware Clay As Well As Local, Hand Dug, Irish Clay And For The Irish Urns Pieces Dan Has Used The Raku Method In His Specially Designed Kiln Irish Urns commissioned Dan to create stunning larger urns - big enough for larger Adults and can even hold the cremated remains of two people or a couple, known as Companion Urns as so many couples like the idea of resting together forever.

About the Artisan -

Dan - Artist and Ceramicist

  Irish Urns commissioned Dan to create stunning larger urns know as Companion Urns which have been designed to hold the Cremated remains of two people as so many couples like the idea of resting together forever. The Raku firing process is hot, unpredictable, smokey and exciting. It was originally a Japanese low-firing process involving removing pottery from the kiln while at bright red heat and placing it into bins with combustible materials. Once ignited, containers are closed and the heat and smoke work its magic. Dan, a well recognised and very popular modern ceramicist and potter, originally served his time and first half of his career as a creative chef and became interested, and then passionate, about creating his own stoneware to accompany his creations. Dan found that his passion for ceramics was greater than his passion for food and set about developing the skills to become a successful artist, designer and ceramicist.