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HOW URNS ARE MADE
It was the ancient Romans who first began using cremation urns ,today the custom continues the remains are stored in urns permanently or sometimes temporarily before burial and with cremation ones final resting place doesn’t have to be six feet under the cremation urn has an important place in some households it’s a constant reminder of the dearly departed helping to keep the memories alive.
The urn starts with a concept the Potter draws a large-scale design which he’ll use as a reference as he shapes a prototype earned from clay he slaps a lump of clay onto the potter’s wheel the wheel spins and the Potter begins to transform the shapeless lump into the desired form the process is called throwing a potter’s term for shaping
,he leaves the bottom open so the walls can be more easily formed into the desired shape, he’ll add a base to the urn later as he pulls up the clay to produce the walls he works it to a uniform thickness he gathers the top to narrow the opening ,a technique known as coloring then with the potter’s wheel at a stop he takes the shape from round to rectangular and tapers it at the neck then it’s into a casting box which exposes only half of the urn prototype.
He brushes a release agent onto that half using a mixer he whips up a mix of plaster and water he blends it until it thickens to the consistency of pancake batter, the liquefied plaster will harden in minutes so he quickly pours it into the box with the urn prototype and fills it right to the top . As the plaster hardens the exposed urn prototype makes an impression of half of the urn he’ll make another one exactly like it for the other half of the urn he’ll attach them with a key system.
For this he drills a notches in one mold half the notches match up with raised areas on the other mold half to align them he ties the molds together with suspender like straps cinching them tightly together ,he adds a base to the urn and straps it to the other two pieces he sets the assembled mold upright exposing the opening of the urn , he’s now ready to make a copy of the original urn in fact he’ll make twenty at once using twenty identical plaster molds he pumps liquid clay into each one filling it to the brim over three to four hours the plaster absorbs water in the clay it comes into contact with causing it to solidify the clay.
In the center remains liquid he pours that into a barrel to be strained and reused and now the big reveal he opens the mold and removes the urn it’s exactly like the prototype sculpted by the Potter he lifts a lid from another plastic mold and checks the fit to the urn after drying and an initial firing to harden the clay a worker coats the urn and the lid with a glaze working from the inside out the glaze is a mixture of finely milled minerals and water it adds color and a glass like non-porous surface when fired a second time cremation urns come in a range of styles and colors customers often make a selection that reflects the taste of the deceased .
Another worker now brushes a mixture of wax and alumina onto the neck of the urn and the lid this will keep them from fusing together during the final firing they fire the cremation urns at a very intense 1195 degrees Celsius for about 15 hours this transforms the clay into a durable ceramic they cool the urns slowly for 13 hours to prevent cracking four days in the making these urns are now ready to contain a loved one’s remains and in so doing honor a life.