Setantá Celtic Urn

Design Influence

Setantá or otherwise know as Cúchulainn was a Celtic defender of his people. Loyal to his friends and family with a strong sense of duty. Born Setantá, he gained his new name of Cúchulainn after slaying Culann's fierce guard dog in self-defense and took its place until a replacement could be rared and training. a mighty warrior whose fame spread across the world. This Elegantly sculpted Urn for Ashes ( in the base) is 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 lightly scorched after carving to harden the surface and allow the polished finish to reflect the detail of the creation. The central panel has been further enhanced by the addition of a melted glass 'water' panel which can be set or can swivel.


The color of the Setantá Celtic 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 timber 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 for human ashes 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 the Setantá Celtic Urn is transported in the appropriate packaging to minimize any risk of damage.

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.