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Testing water urns from a height

The Results: Testing Water Urns We received lots of question about which urns are appropriate for what locations. Many people choose to scatter ashes at sea and often people think that the want place the ashes directly into deep. So locations like piers, harbour walls, cliffs and high sided boats present a challenge. The problem…

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Carrie Fisher interred in prozac pill urn

Carrie Fisher immortalised in film as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars films passed away in December. She was laid to rest alongside her mother: Debbie Reynolds – also a movie star who tragically died a day after her daughter. Carrie Fisher had suffered with mental health issues for many years, so it was…

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Handmade Dartmoor Urns

Dartmoor Urn: Handmade in Devon Natural Burial Urns The lovely Beth hand makes all her vessels in the beautiful coastal town of Dartmouth in Devon. Walking with her dog she collects natural materials and earth pigments which she incorporates onto the surfaces of the urns. The landscapes of her walks inspire both textures and images on…

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Handmade Wooden Urns

Handmade Wooden Urns Handmade in Devon Completely handmade here in Dartmoor, Devon, by our talented craftsman Simon, our wooden urns have been especially designed to look natural and rustic in your home. Simon crafts them in solid oak from wood that shows off it’s natural character and beauty. They are all hand finished either with Danish oil,…

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Je suis coupable… of keeping ashes?!

Our Gallic cousins appear to have a different attitude to keeping ashes at home, well I say different attitude – it is actually illegal! In fact 72-year old widow has been convicted by a local court for keeping ashes of her deceased husband. She missed him and she wanted him near by, so last year…

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Cremation Urn wins prestigious design award

  When people (well I suppose me) think of design awards you may think of an office chair back pain or corkscrew that that works through telekinesis. You may not think of a Cremation Urn. Well the Memento urn, a biodegradable urn used for water burial, has won the prestigious Red Dot Design award. The…

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Help for grieving mothers: memory bear

Ashes contained in a soft toy   Loss of a loved one at any stage of life is traumatic, for a new mother this is acute and extreme. Whilst words are good, some people find holding objects or keepsakes helps. We came across the Memory Bear to help families at this very traumatic time, the bear pictured…

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Ashes into Art exhibition

  Here is an competition and exhibition in the US, sent over to me by Charles Cowling at the Good Funeral Guide, that deals exclusively with funeral urns as an art form. At first I thought now that’s a bit odd an exhibition about works of art for cremated ashes, but actually if you have a look…

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