Oisín Celtic warrior shield Urn

Design Influence

The Oisín Celtic warrior shield Urn is a monument (An Urn for Ashes) in its own right, it is Sculpted and hand-carved on all sides from a 50-year-old Ash tree that Seamus has dried for 5 years in his workshop. The wood has been scorched and highly polished and finished with a beautifully turned burr Elm Celtic shield with a golden rivet. Oisín, son of Finn MacCumhaill ( Mccool) was the brightest light of the Fianna, as he was a talented poet, bard and warrior with a strong sense of justice that made him highly valued. One of Irelands' most famous legends, the tale of Tír na nÓg, features Oisín who after 300 years needed to return to Ireland.


The color of the Oisín Celtic warrior shield 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 scorched timer or bleached wood to further enhance his creations. Our artisan carefully selects and drys his own wood as Seamus insists on taking responsibility for the quality of each piece from tree to its final home.


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 hundreds of hours of craftsmanship. The plinth is also custom made to accept the required amount of Ashes, therefore the piece can be used as a keepsake or as a full Urn. Further details on enquiry. The Urn is very different in both size and shape and we will ensure that they are transported in the appropriate packaging to minimize any risk of damage.
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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.