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Irish Bog Oak Urn – The Mighty Oak

Description

This handmade Irish Bog Oak Urn - The Mighty Oak -has been made as a one-off by our national award-winning Artisan and master craftsman, Seamus Cassidy. This urn is individually created. When you order this particular Urn, Irish Urns and Memorial Trees will plant an Irish Oak Tree in honor of your loved one, and we will create a Tree planting Certificate including your personal sentiment with our compliments.

Design Influence

This is unique as the individual handwork and the different wood grain means there is only one on the planet, the bog oak detailing is discrete but it enhances the Urn and literally means the Urn is actually a piece of ancient Ireland! The body of the Urn is made from Oak and is a precision piece, a treat to hold. The corner slips and the side handles are crafted from a 3-5,000-year-old Kells Bog Oak tree, which was unearthed from Seamus's family farm in Kells Co. Meath when the bogland was drained many, many years ago and not far from the land the book of Kells was found. A true work of art, created by hand with a level of care and detail rarely found. This wooden cremation Urn is strong and elegant and securely loads from the base. Seamus creates bespoke keepsakes Urns and full-size urns using his decades of experience and mastery of wood. His 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.

Color

The color of the Irish Bog Oak Urn 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. A true perfectionist, Seamus insists on taking responsibility for the quality of each Urn piece from tree to its final home.

Dimensions 

  • Height 7.5 inches or 19cm
  • Width 10.5 inches 27 cm
  • Depth 7.5 inches or 19cm
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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.