American Mutt Urn
Created by our talented studio potters, all American Mutt urns are unique masterpieces, each featuring its own character, flair and crystalline bursts. Glazed on the inside as well as the outside, each urn has a unique shape, color and size. Numbered, registered and complete with certificate of authenticity, an American Mutt urn is sure to become a family heirloom.
When you lose a beloved pet, it is an incredibly emotional experience. American Mutt Crystalline Urn makes it possible to honor your best friend with the same superior quality, heirloom memorial urn offered for humans. Made in USA
Our urns may vary slightly as each is handmade and hand-painted. If an urn or lid arrives broken, we will gladly replace it. However, we cannot replace any product purchased second-hand.
Gorgeous crystals are grown inside the glaze during a complicated firing schedule. The entire 10-step creation process can take up to 30 hours on a single piece. Even with great care, the failure rate is high. Therefore only a few potters have accepted the challenges of crystalline pottery. Crystal glazes require an intricate long cooling schedule. The zinc based glazes run off the pot and need special containers to collect the melted glaze so that it does not ruin the kiln shelves. It is impossible to repeat the design on any piece; therefore, each pot is unique. The crystals form in the glaze in a chemical reaction during cooling and grow from small nuclei created during the melting process when silica and zinc come together to form zinc-silicate. The crystal glazed ware is fired to approximately 2340° Fahrenheit and then held in the kiln for cooling between 2000° Fahrenheit and 1830° Fahrenheit for approximately 3 to 5 hours depending on the glaze. Each piece is created using high fire fine porcelain.