Newgrange Urn-Lough Blue Glaze (Lrge)


Design Influence

If you are searching for an Urn that represents Ireland and being Irish, this collection of Irish handcrafted Urns will make you proud. The Newgrange Keepsake Urn design in a textured Lough Blue Glaze was inspired by the Ancient Irish Celtic Tri spiral symbol. This particular design is the interpretation of the Newgrange Triskele. The Triskele gained popularity in its use within the Celtic culture from 500BC onwards and can be seen on the entrance stone to Newgrange, a 5000-year-old Passage Tomb famous for the Winter Solstice illumination. There is no definite meaning behind the triskele, and symbolists believe it reflects many areas of culture from the time, the most popular being life-death-rebirth. Triskeles evoke the Celtic interpretation of the three realms of material existence: earth, water, and sky (and all their interconnections). The symbol is also thought to represent the three worlds: spiritual, physical, and celestial. Another theory suggests that the triskele represents reincarnation, as it consists of one continuous line that could be analogous to the unbroken movement of time. In this context, it represents the process of constantly moving forward from pre-birth, life, and death, each connected for eternity.   This Urn has a beautiful feel and textured glaze and you will clearly see the hand-thrown nature of the piece. An optional extra with the Urn is a handmade Oak plinth - Created by an Irish National award-winning Wood turner. There is also an option to arrange an engraving on request. See sample image.

Urn Color

The colors of the Newgrange Cremation Urn are earthy so they represent the timeless beauty found in the nature of Ireland. The Glaze is Lough Blue to represent our Island nature. Our artisan mixes his own glazes and calls this Cooley Summer yellow of barley fields, gorse and heather-covered mountains. Other similar style Urns available with different symbols and colors.  



Shipping and Delivery

Delivery Ireland 1 day, UK 2-3 days, USA 5-7 days (2 -3 days if express courier)    

Ciarán- Artist, Ceramicist, designer

Ciarán, an Irish language speaker has a love of Irish history and design. He ties his Irish heritage creations with his own glazes for his Celtic Cremation Urns. A range of locally inspired colors fired in his self-made kiln. Ciarán studied and lectured in Art and Design as well as being a highly regarded Ceramicist for the last 30 years. He lives with his family on the banks of the historical Carlingford Lough. Image below is some detailing on the Bean na heireann Irish Harp Urn
Carlingford, one of the most beautiful places in Ireland. The Cooley Mountains on one side and ’ the mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea’ on the other. Each of his Celtic Cremation Urns represents our history, our people and the colors found on land and sea. As Ciarán says, “they are each an expression of Ireland”. Ciarán walked the coast, fields, and mountains looking for the colors he wanted to inspire his glazes. He then went about mixing and testing the glazes to match his imagination. According to Ciarán you need to be as much a Chemist as a Ceramicist to get it just right. He spent months and months perfecting the colors that don’t truly show themselves until after firing. The combination of form, design, and the glaze has made his unique pieces much sought after. His work has been commissioned and presented to many dignitaries including An Taoiseach -Our Leader -The Irish Prime Minister and also the President of Ireland.