Sizing: Know the exterior size you need. Where are you going to put the urn? Does it need to fit into a specific size of columbarium niche?
Sizing: Know the volume of the urn you need. Does the whole amount of ash need to fit into this urn? Then you need to calculate the volume you need in an urn. There are many urn volume calculators available on the internet. The general advice out there for a grown adult is you need a volume of 9 to 15 cups (200 cubic inches is almost 14 cups), but this will vary by person and by crematorium, so check with your funeral services provider regarding the required size of the urn. Note that our urns tend to be on the smaller side with our largest maxing out at around 10 cups, so they are an excellent choice for a smaller person, or a pet, or if you are using it to store only a portion of the ashes. Our largest urns are exclusively permanent-seal.
Closing the urn: Some of our urns are made with a hand turned threaded brass insert so they can be opened and closed, but most of our urns are permanent-seal urns, meaning once filled the lid needs to be permanently secured with a bead of silicone. Draw a bead of clear silicone around the base of the lid where it touches the shoulder of the urn and then carefully put it in place ensuring any little gaps are filled with silicone, then follow the instructions on the silicone package for the correct set time (usually a minimum of two hours).
Special Orders: We do accept orders for urns, if you like our designs but are looking for a specific colour that we don't have listed, or you need it to fit into a specific size of columbarium niche. We do not stray from our basic designs that you see here so if you saw work by another artist that you really love we advise you to purchase from that artist. Depending on what you have ordered and our production schedule it can take anywhere from 6 to 12 weeks to complete your order so do check with us if you have a date you need it by, and if your event is next week you may have to order from our existing stock. Our urns are made one at a time by hand. Size, shape and volume will vary from piece to piece. We cannot guarantee the minimum volume of special order urns, especially the larger sizes, or if the exterior measurements are important. Also, we do take orders for "As Big As You Can Make It In Colour X" urns but we only make these during the cooler months, and again, we do not guarantee the volume.