This urn was made for my very dear friend and amazing designer, Betsy Martin. Her two cats sadly passed away earlier this year, and so I decided to make something special to hold their ashes. Loss of a loved one [even if they have four legs, and even if they've had wonderful, long lives] is so incredibly hard. 

Made out of stoneware in a handbuilding class at District Clay Center, I then used underglaze decals with a mix of patterns. When you're creating work on a computer, you can pretty easily get straight, immaculate lines.... I really appreciate making things by hand for the natural variance and perfectly imperfect feeling you end up with.