The Whispering Maple Leaves Raku Ceramic Urn is a hand-made cremation urn crafted by a ceramic artist using a lovely white crackle glaze which seals in light impressions from real maple leaves.
In Raku firing each piece of pottery is taken from the kiln red hot, the molten glaze silken and glowing. Then it is placed in a bed of combustible materials such as straw or leaves in an air-tight container. The dry plant material immediately bursts into flame and the “reduction chamber” is sealed. The flame and the smoking, oxygen starved atmosphere transform the glaze surface creating the unique, seemingly ancient, colors and textures of raku. Thus, each of our one-of-a-kind Raku-fired ceramic urns are unique in the particulars of the design and glaze finish.