Creating the proper memorial for your pet after they have passed on can be a bit of a challenge. You want to find something that represents them while keeping it from being something overly extravagant. So, when you’ve searched funeral homes and scoured the internet, what can you do if you still haven’t found the right urn for your pet? Consider looking into custom made ceramic pet urns for your beloved family friend. If you feel this is the right decision for your pet memorial, then there are other items to take into consideration.
Why ceramic pet urns?
There are many materials that you can choose to work with when it comes to pet urns, but ceramic pet urns are a good choice because of their versatility and relative economical price (metal and wood can cost a pretty penny when you have custom urns made). These urns can be formed into almost any shape and can have a glaze added before the firing or be painted afterwards. Another upside to ceramic urns is that, should you ever decide to bury the urn, you can take comfort in knowing that it is biodegradable.
What form should the urn take?
The big question that you’ll have to answer when you decide to have a custom ceramic pet urn made for your dog or cat is what type of form you want the urn to take. You can go with something fairly concrete, such as a likeness of your pet, or something a bit more abstract. This is when communication with the artisan crafting your urn is so important. Try to make a list of things that you want to convey with your pet’s urn. Whether you want it to be very realistic or if you want to the urn to embody some of the characteristics of your pet, such as “playful, loyal or peaceful,” an artist will work with you to ensure that your needs are met.
What can I expect from the artist?
The custom urn process is not as simple as filling out a form. It involves communication from both parties. Once you’ve filled out an initial request form, you and the artist will probably begin a back and forth dialogue about ideas and sketches. They will send you drawings of their ideas of ceramic pet urns and you can tell them what modifications you would like made, if any. Don’t be shy about giving feedback. This is your pet’s urn, so you have every right to make sure it’s perfect.