Tree of Life Urn – Sold

Design Influence

If you are searching for an Urn that represents Ireland and being Irish, this Tree of Life Urn embodies so much of our identity. It is a celebration of what it is to be Irish, forever connected to our place, our people, and intertwined with our friends and family forever. This Lough Blue, Tree of Life Urn is a piece of art in itself. One of our top artisans is Ciarán. This design is his interpretation of a Celtic Tree of life. Our Celtic ancestors believed that gods in heaven used to communicate with humans through the trees of life. It is interlaced with ancient knot-work and ancient spirals. The Celtic knot on the collar of The Tree of Life Cremation Urn represents how we are all bound together for eternity. And the Tree of Life knots symbolizes the branches of a tree which are woven together with no end to show how the cycle of life is continuous. The Celts attribute the tree of life symbol to qualities like wisdom, strength, and longevity. The phenomenon of rebirth is associated with Celtic trees due to the seasonal changes the Celts observed in these trees. The tree of life is the symbol of an entity that connects the upper and lower worlds. Roots of this tree penetrate the depths of the lower world. Branches grow upwards and stretch out to the heavens. The trunk of the tree of life remains on the earth’s plane. 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.

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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.