The Water Ash Scattering Urn


The Water Cremation Urn is designed to allow families to scatter ashes of a loved one in a water burial in the ocean, river, lake, or the beach with dignity and ease. The Water Urn comes packaged in a beautiful bamboo case, which serves to protect the water urn while it is stored and/or transported. It is also an attractive display for sea burial or ash scattering ceremony.See our video on youtube - showing how it works.

Design Influence

The patent-pending Water Urn is considered a water burial urn or a biodegradable water urn and has become one of the most popular options for sea burials. Once the Water Urn is placed in the water, it will float upright with the top portion easily visible above the water. The proprietary urn is designed to float like an upright buoy for up to a few minutes (time depends on the weight and water conditions) after which the bottom portion submerged in water will begin to dissolve and release the cremated remains, freeing them to spread underwater.  The remaining top portion may continue to be visible for a short time before sinking and dissolving out of sight. It is a very tranquial and poignant means of ash scattering. Families have the option to write special messages on the surface of the Water Urn with a marker.  The Water Urn can also be easily combined with a beautiful plant wreath or flower leis from your local florist which can fit nicely around the urn in the water.  Another popular option is to simply spread flower petals in the water around the urn. In this way, the ash scattering process becomes a hugely cathartic and beautiful experience.

More About the Water Urn and Ash Scattering

So why is the patented Water Urn unique? First, it is shaped like a buoy and floats upright and is made from a special biodegradable material. The shape, design, and the special biodegradable and all-natural composition, made from plant-derived materials, is completely unique and important for performance. These factors enable the Water burial urn to float in a controlled manner and be visible to the family for a short period before breaking down and completely releasing and freeing the ashes in the water. As a result, families can expect a smooth ceremony and predictable performance. Another feature of the Water Urn is that families can write special notes to their loved one on the urn with a regular marker. The water urn also comes in a beautiful bamboo urn case which makes it easy, convenient, and safe to transport the Water Urn to the water burial site for ash scattering. The bamboo urn case is also a wonderful addition for ceremonies as the urn is displayed with a beautiful presentation and in a dignified manner. Also, with its buoy shape, it is popular for families to combine wreaths and flower leis as they fit very nicely with the Water Urn for their ash scattering and water burial ceremonies. If you are wondering why biodegradable material is so important, click here to find out more.



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.